Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, and Freekey Zekey reunited yesterday as The Diplomats yesterday and dropped a new track “Once Upon a Time”.
This is exciting enough news for fans of the early 2000s Harlem rap group, but there were also some revealing lines about… Harvey Weinstein?
In “Once Upon a Time” Cam’ron raps at the end of his verse about a supposed altercation between Roc-A-Fella co-founder Dame Dash and Weinstein,
“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 shit happened once, Capo, tell ‘em about it”
This sheds some light on a rumor that’s been going around for awhile. Apparently the beef goes back to Paid in Full, the 2002 film that starred Cam’ron. Paid in Full was produced by Harvey’s brother Bob’s Division Films, but it was Harvey that delayed the release of the film for two years, as Dame told the New York Times in 2002.
In a 2005 interview with the Daily Intelligencer, Dame Dash said that many people in the entertainment business were scared of Weinstein, but Dame wasn’t falling for it, “Harvey’s a ‘guy that everyone was afraid of’ . . . I was like, ‘He’s a bitch.'”
In an October interview with Hip-Hop Motivation, Dame said that he pressed Harvey Weinstein all over the globe to put out Paid in Full,
“I put pressure on him all around the world to put out Paid in Full correctly. I caught him in France, I caught him in Paris. You know, ’cause they weren’t expecting me to be those places. But they were trying to not put out Paid in Full.”
Dame also said that his treatment of Weinstein was just what the dude had coming,
“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.”
If anyone has footage or proof of Dame Dash slapping the shit out of Harvey Weinstein, we need it.