In a new Instagram post, Dame Dash accused Empire director Lee Daniels of borrowing $2 million and refusing to pay it back.
The video shows footage of them bickering over the money during an event. In the video, Daniels tells Dame he’ll repay him, repeatedly telling him that they would discuss the situation later.
“He promised I get my money back in months…then he makes Precious and goes missing so he doesn’t have to pay me…then The Butler…Empire…same sh*t. Why does this dude feel like he doesn’t have to pay me?” he wrote on Instagram.
I straight up loaned this dude Lee Daniels @theoriginalbigdaddy 2 million to pay for his dream of being a director…it was the money I was using to fund my movies and stay Indy…he promised I get my money back in months…then he makes precious and goes missing so he doesn’t have to pay me…then then Butler…empire…same shit Why does this dude feel like he doesn’t have to pay me?…why do I have to look crazy to get my money back…or go to court…ask @theoriginalbigdaddy why he doesn’t feel like he has to pay me even though he has it…what type of shit is this.. #paywhatyouowe I’m going to put this whole thing on my ig tv in a few… true definition of a culture vulture @culturevultures_book …eats off the culture but Robs the culture at the same time… see you back in court Lee your gonna pay me what you owe…please everyone ask him way he doesn’t think he has to pay me… @tmz_tv @vanlathan @theshaderoom @deadline @worldstar @voguemagazine @people @pagesix @oprah @halleberry
Dame says that the money allowed Daniels jumpstart his career as a director. The loans seems to be nearly a decade old, as Precious dropped in 2009.
Daniels has not responded to Dame’s accusation.