It seems like Damon Dash has become the unofficial watchdog for hip-hop culture.
Earlier this year, he called out music executive Lyor Cohen and accused him of taking advantage of young artists. He then came after Lee Daniels for a $2 million investment, and now Dame has his sights set on the fashion company Topson Downs.
Dash blasted the company on an Instagram message, accusing them of stealing from Black culture and profiting from it. He also said the fashion company has been taking from his ex-wife Rachel Roy, and somehow they’re trying to steal her away.
“Now it’s time to point out the culture vultures in the fashion industry based on my first hand experiences,” wrote Dame in a now deleted post. “These are the dudes that have been robbing my family and taking advantage of a woman. The company is @topondowns. You guys will not be robbing my family anymore and taking care of your own.”
Dame then named the people in the company that he feels is most responsible for doing bad business, the father and son duo Joe and Jackson Wirht.
“Joe, your son @jacksonwirht is able to benefit from your hard work. You don’t think mine should?” he wrote. “You really think your gonna just take @rachel_roy from our family? #Staytuned. Wait ’till y’all hear this whole story. Everyone, please repost.”
Specifically, the Roc-A-Fella co-founder accused the company of profiting from Roy’s designs but leaving her with various costs. He also said the company robbed him and his family of millions of dollars.
“Ya’ll really think I’m gonna [let] this kind of dude rob me of $6 million dollars and disrespect my culture and my children,” wrote Dash. “This story is classic culture vulture sh– and it’s got to stop.”
Topson Downs has yet to respond to the allegations.