There hasn’t been a lot of good news out of Hollywood as of late. In fact, the whole entertainment industry seems to be rife with stories of abuse and misconduct. While this latest story isn’t exactly a good one — in fact, it relies on bad news for its punch — it’s certainly satisfying.
While post-mortems on the Harvey Weinstein assault scandal fallout are assessing Hollywood culture and asking “Who knew what when?”, an unlikely hero has sprung up from an even more unlikely place. According to the new Dipset reunion track “Once Upon A Time,” Dame Dash is the defender of women we’ve all been hoping for.
Apparently, Dame smacked up Weinstein for disrespecting a woman he knew while on the set of the movie Paid In Full.
Here’s Cam laying out the details on the new song:
No disrespecting the ladies, word from my team
That’s the reason Dame smacked Harvey Weinstein
On the set of Paid in Full, y’all gave him hell about it
Some foul sh-t happened once Capo tell ’em ’bout it”
And the story seems to back up what Dame said about his interactions with Weinstein last month. The music producer and mogul said that they “had a lot of aggressive interaction[s]” and added that he noticed a pattern of nastiness among the stories he heard about the man.
“And I know even culturally, like, my people would say things, like, I would see interviews with Wood Harris and with Just Blaze and all that, and they’d be like, ‘Oh he yelled at Harvey Weinstein. He yelled at the Weinsteins,’” he said.
“But the bottom line is, like, when I look at somebody treat other people wrong, I can’t just look the other way. And any opportunity I get, I know I’m strong, but I’m always gonna make them suffer for the people that aren’t strong enough,” he concluded.
Listen To The Track
Dipset actually has a stellar record of sticking up for women. Cam’ron’s infamous interview with Bill O’Reilly allegedly stemmed from the rapper learning about that disgraced host’s history of sexual abuse. When Cam said “I got dirt on you, doggy” in the notorious trolling segment, he was referring to the circulating rumors about the way that O’Reilly treated women at the network. ” Cam’ron told Noisey that his publicist had filled him in on the rumors surrounding O’Reilly’s treatment of women before he went on the show, but he didn’t fully understand the situation when he appeared. He continued:
“[I]nstead of being serious with him, we had so much fun clowning him that it just turned into a roast session and we just started laughing at him.
I had a good time when I did it because I didn’t really know the background of him at that particular time. Like I said, I probably was prepped an hour before I went to the show. It was more funny than anything else. But you know, sexual assault really isn’t funny, so if he really did those things, then it’s good that Fox got rid of him.”
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