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Damon Dash says Lee Daniels owes him $2 million

OWED: Dash says Daniels has failed to pay him back $2 million (Screengrab image: Damon Dash/Instagram)

MUSIC PRODUCER and actor Damon Dash has shared a video of himself confronting Lee Daniels over the film producer’s alleged failure to pay him back $2 million.

The footage, filmed at at Diana Ross' Hollywood Bowl show in Los Angeles last week, shows Dash confronting the director and Empire producer for allegedly failing to repay him $2 million. The claims suggest that Dash gave Daniels the money to jumpstart his film career almost 10 years earlier.

In the video, Dash said: “As a Black man, I gave you the money that you needed, so how you not gonna give me my money?

“How? $2 million dollars, bro. That's like working capital.”

Dash has claimed that after lending Daniels the money to make the drama television series Empire, he scarpered.

In the clip, Dash threatened Daniels to pay up or risk the lawsuit going public if he doesn’t get his money, while Daniels, who was seen to keep his cool, said: “Damon, I will call you, I know I'm wrong.”

While many in the crowd remained unaware of the bust-up, Dash since posted the video to his Instagram account.

In his caption, he wrote: “He promised I get my money back in months. Why does this dude feel like he doesn’t have to pay me?

“See you back in court Lee your [sic] gonna pay me what you owe.”

You can watch the clip in full on Dash's Instagram page.

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