Damon Dash Reveals How He Could Have Prevented Fiancee Aaliyah’s Death
The former unofficial fiancee of Aaliyah, Damon Dash, spoke out in what was a rare showing of emotion for him (we say ‘unofficial fiancee’ because they weren’t officially engaged but Dame said they had marriage plans scheduled after Aaliyah would have finished filming “Matrix).
Typically Dame is more of a brash type of cat in interviews, but his appearance on “The Real” was anything but that. He spoke about the love of his life, the beloved Aaliyah, and revealed how he could have saved her life. He also revealed that Aaliyah had expressed some hesitation to him about flying in the small plane that she was ultimately killed in during the 2001 plane crash that claimed her life and everyone on board. See what he said…
DAME DASH: “IF I WAS THERE, WE WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN ON THAT PLANE”
In the video above, here’s part of what Dame Dash said, on “The Real” talk show, about Aaliyah’s plane crash and the conversation he had with her prior to that moment:
“There is no chance that, if I was there, we would have been on that plane.” he said. “So it would have never happened that way.”
“She told me she was going to the Bahamas and I was against it, like, ‘Yo, don’t go.’ And then down to the last — we had the Blackberry — down to the last Blackberry that we had, before she went there, she was like, ‘Yo, I don’t like that plane.’ And I was like, ‘Don’t get on it.’ And she was just like, ‘You know, I gotta do it.’ You know, it was a complicated situation, but she had to go do that video.”
“If I was there, I would have made sure that that jet that was supposed to be for her … she would have been on that,” Dash continued. “I wouldn’t have got on that plane, you know what I’m saying? So it probably would have been different. But you know um, everything happens for a reason. You know, and what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and you just gotta deal with the cards that life deals you.” -Damon Dash
DAMON DASH: “AALIYAH’S & MY MOM’S DEATHS TURNED ME INTO AN ANIMAL”
On an episode of “Family Therapy With Dr. Jenn,” Damon Dash again, expressed some real emotions, when he explained to Dr. Jenn how he turned into “an animal” after the deaths of Aaliyah and his beloved Mother. They both passed away in a short period of time.
It’s hard to believe Aaliyah has been gone for almost 17 years and it seems that she had so much more life ahead of her. It’s always hard to understand why some people have to exit this earth so young, but as we try to wrap our heads around understanding that, we can be grateful for whatever amount of time we had with them. We appreciate Damon Dash for sharing such painful memories with the public and may Aaliyah and Dame’s mother continue to sleep peacefully.