Former Roc-A-Fella Employee Talks Jay Z, Rachel Roy, Dame Dash, Aaliyah
Yesterday, the Carter-Knowles camp finally released an official statement speaking out about the now-infamous elevator altercation between Solange and Jay Z following a Met Gala after party earlier this month, but little-to-no details were given about what sent Solange into a fit of rage.
At the center of the more concrete theories on what caused Solange’s spazz session is Damon Dash’s ex-wife and former Roc-A-Fella intern Rachel Roy.
StyleBlazer recently caught up with former Roc-A-Fella videographer Arthur Alston, who was employed during the company’s early days, and he gave some interesting insight on what was really going on back then between Jay Z, Rachel, Dame, and Aaliyah before also weighing in about the real nature of Solange and Beyonce’ s relationship as he witnessed it.
Check out a little of what he had to say below:
How did you initially get in the door at Roc-A-Fella?
With Dame, he saw one of my film projects and was impressed with my work. So he hired me.
How did Rachel Roy initially get in the door at Roc-A-Fella?
She was an intern at Roc-A-Wear and then she started dating Dame and… kind of, you know, became his eyes and ears. I guess she was inspired to be a designer and she got the opportunity by dating him.
Was it common for the female employees to date the men there?
Did you ever see a non-professional relationship between Rachel Roy and Jay Z while she was with Dame?
Never. I don’t believe that [the rumors] to be true. This is the first time I’m hearing it. I know that Rachel has been with Dame for a long time. She was even pregnant when Aaliyah was his girl. So she’s been around for a while.
So Rachel was in a position where –she started off as an intern– Dame was attracted to her and started assisting him. She got to be hands-on with the lines because being that she was dating him; he brought her into his business structure. She learned a lot about the business and Dame taught her as well.
Arthur also went into detail about Rachel being pregnant by Dame while dating Aaliyah, whether or not he witnessed a non-professional relationship between Rachel and Jay AFTER her divorce from Dame, what really set Solange off in the elevator and gave a VERY surprising answer to the million dollar question of whether or not Jay Z dated Aaliyah before, after or during her relationship with Dame.
Read the full interview HERE.