BOSSIP Exclusive: Damon Dash Backpedals On “Real Men Don’t Have Bosses” Comments

- By Bossip Staff

In Part Two Of BOSSIP’s Exclusive Interview With Damon Dash, The One-Time Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Says His New Philosophy Is To “Invest In Yourself”

Damon Dash has had a change of heart on whether “real men” could have bosses.

In BOSSIP’s second installment of Dash’s exclusive interview, the entrepreneur said his philosophy now is to “invest in yourself” whether you’re the boss or the worker.

“I’m not saying don’t go get a job,” Dash told BOSSIP. “I’m saying while you have that job, invest some of that into putting into something you own. Instead of buying sneakers and cars, put it in a business.”

The record label head turned filmmaker said comments are in sharp contrast to his interview on the on “The Breakfast Club” in March, where he criticized people with nine-to-fives.

“Every real man wants to be the boss,” Dash said in The Breakfast Club interview. “Who do the girls like? The boss.”

Dash told BOSSIP that his self-reliant work ethic ideas have gone down well with young folks.
“On a more positive note, this is a time I’m embracing, because I’ve been saying the same messages for years, and the millennial generation seems to be embracing it,” Dash told BOSSIP. “The younger cats that are used to having a Black president, they seem to be embracing this independence and understanding of how to invest in yourself.”

The father of four, who has two New York arrest warrants for owing nearly $400,000 to two of his kids’ mothers, is apparently practicing what he preaches. He said he’ll release his next film, Too Honorable, online in two weeks, and just appointed Queens rapper Noreaga as the president of Dame Dash Studios Miami. In September, he said he’ll launch a Netflix-like service to stream all of his music and movies, and said he’s launching a whiskey and a white wine.

“I’m a conglomerate man,” Dash said. “I’m like a big hedge fund.”

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