Stacey Dash is feeling the wrath of black America. She keeps arguing that any effort or initiative to celebrate black American achievements—e.g., Black History Month and the BET Awards—is segregation and isn't moving the ball forward on race relations.
Even though family is supposed to present a unified front out in the open, her cousin, hip-hop mogul and serial entrepreneur Damon Dash, couldn't help weighing in on Stacey's affiliation with Fox News.
Simply put, Damon thinks that Stacey is getting a check from Fox News to say most of the stuff she says because it sounds super sensational coming from a black woman. He said as much during an interview with Boyce Watkins, posted on YouTube Jan. 21.
"I think Fox pays her to say that s—t," Damon said. "I know how Fox is."
And boy, does he. Who can forget when he and rapper Cam'ron went on Bill O'Reilly's Fox News show and made a mockery out of the host?
"You know how manipulative they are. I think they wanted her to do something that would invoke conversation and she did it. I'm quite sure it wasn't done for free," Dash continued.
Damon says that Stacey is certainly entitled to her own opinions, which he says associate her "with coonin'," but at the very least, he'd rather that she went on a black media platform to keep the conversation productive.
"She didn't have to say it like that, or there. I would have way preferred, if she had that opinion, to say it on BET, or have a conversation with someone black and let someone black have a conversation back with her, as opposed to some white man nodding his head," Dash argued.
Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.