Dame Dash‘s issues with Lee Daniels have now stretched into a new lawsuit.
The hip-hop impresario is now suing the director of The Butler and Empire show runner promised to make Dash the executive producer for a Richard Pryor biopic, along with five percent of Daniels’ backend profits for the film but then exited the film.
The report, first obtained by TMZ, claims that Dash and his lawyers attempted to work out a deal with Daniels but were unable to. “In response, Defendants, through their counsel, offered non-comparable alternative consideration and thinly-veiled threats.”
According to Dash, the original spat he had with Daniels was over the 2004 film, The Woodsman. While Dash recouped his money on that film, Daniels once again borrowed money from Dash, this time for a 2005 film, Shadowboxer.
“The movie ended up costing more, like 10 million, other investors had to get in it and I lost control. I didn’t get my money back,” Dash told TMZ. “This is what I consider a ‘culture vulture’—someone that takes from the culture… and exploits the culture on subject matters about the culture.”