The love triangle was never confirmed or denied until now because, apparently, Dame’s going as ‘Chatty Patty’ for Halloween. He knew her before I did.” That would explain Jay and Aaliyah looking cozy in a couple of TBT pictures that had people slut-shaming a deceased singer. The 44-year-old reconnected with old flame designer Rachel Roy, and Jay ended up meeting a curvy bombshell named Beyonce Knowles. The aging maverick spoke to Hip-Hop Motivation about his relationship with Aaliyah and revealed that Mr. Dame further explained that Aaliyah was pretty cool in the sense that she would let guys shoot their shot.
And because all good stories involve a love triangle, another rumor claims both Jay and Dame were fighting for Aaliyah’s affections, which Dame ultimately won. “We developed a real friendship before [dating], but there was always apprehension because other people would try to get at her first.This allegedly shot Jay’s sodium levels through the roof, and the house the men built with Kareem “Biggs” Burke came crashing down. So I had to, but then it was just like, ‘F*ck it.'” Dame and Aaliyah were still together when the singer was tragically killed in a plane crash in 2001.