Hip-hop mogul Damon Dash
has reignited his feud with former business partner Jay-Z
by branding the retired rap star underhand and manipulative.
The pair, who were Roc-A-Fella Records partners before the company was sold to Def Jam in 2004, had a public fall-out over the business deal.
But Dash insists media reports detailing his vindictive behavior are totally untrue, labeling Jay-Z - who is now president of Def Jam Recordings - the catalyst for the feud.
He tells King magazine, "My best friend did some s**t to me that I never thought in a million years he would do. It was straight war in there. Either you on Jay's side or Dame's side.
"The perception is that Def Jam bought Roc-A-Fella. Jay's the president of Def Jam. I'm (Osama) Bin Laden. You could either be with Bin Laden or be with (Jay-Z). You know what I'm saying?
"Remember they put in the paper that I lost my deal? That wasn't true. They tried to freeze my projects. We'd go to (the office) and they'd have my picture, saying not to let us in the building. I was painted as a violent guy."
However, despite his questionable business approach, Dash insists he still likes his former partner: "I don't respect what he did, but I'm not gonna let that wash away all the other stuff we did do. For the most part, he's a good n**ger."
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)