*You know your stuff is raggedy when your own family publicly speaks out against you.
When asked about her comments by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Dash was direct in his assessment of his cousin.
“You know, I’m used to it,” he said. “Stacey is always going to say something that evokes an emotion, especially when it comes to the culture…its annoying having a cousin that looks like that, and has an opinion, and works for Fox News,” he joked.
Dash, who once partnered with Jay Z to build Rock-A-Fella records can only guess why Stacey says the things she does, like her now infamous statement that Black History Month and BET should be abolished.
“I think Fox pays her to say that sh*t,” he said bluntly. “I know how Fox is. You know how manipulative they are. I think they wanted her to do something that would invoke conversation and she did it. I’m quite sure it wasn’t done for free.”
(Hmm, we hope you’re right on that point, Dame. We really hope you’re right.)
Dame went on to speculate that if her comments had been made on a different platform, perhaps they would have been received differently.
“She didn’t have to say it like that, or there…I would have way preferred, if she had that opinion, to say it on BET, or have a conversation with someone Black…and let someone black have a conversation back with her as opposed to some white man nodding his head.”
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After wishing his cousin a happy birthday, Dame fired one last shot:
“it really isn’t the best thing to hear (Stacey) associated with coonin’, you know what I’m saying. It’s funny man, but it is what it is, that’s my life.”
When asked about possibly having a one-on-one debate with his cousin, Dash didn’t think that was a good idea.
“You don’t want to see that. I wouldn’t even do that to her, that’s my cousin…I can’t even really go so hard on her but I do [make] her aware of my perspective, from one Democrat to a Republican.”