As Damon Dash was leaving the National Film And Television Awards Ceremony at Globe Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday (December 5), the Hip Hop mogul was requested if he and Lee Daniels have been mates regardless of a $5 million lawsuit.
“Yeah, we’re mates now,” Dash mentioned. “We’re good. We stick collectively.”
In June, Dash sued the acclaimed director for $5 million, claiming they’d an settlement that Daniels didn’t honor. Dash was alleged to get a co-executive producing credit score on a Richard Pryor undertaking and 5 p.c of Daniels’ backend income. Dash mentioned he loaned Daniels $2 million that he by no means paid again.
Things got here to a head when Dash confronted Daniels at Diana Ross present in Hollywood in late June.
In a since-deleted Instagram put up, Dash defined why he was taking authorized motion.
“I straight up loaned this dude Lee Daniels @theoriginalbigdaddy 2 million to pay for his dream of being a director,” he wrote within the caption. “it was the cash I used to be utilizing to fund my films and keep Indy…he promised I get my a reimbursement in months.
“then he makes valuable and goes lacking so he doesn’t must pay me…then then Butler…empire…similar shit Why does this dude really feel like he doesn’t must pay me?…why do I’ve to look loopy to get my a reimbursement…or go to court docket.”
Dash dropped the lawsuit in November.