Dash describes his pain over losing his girlfriend Aaliyah:
The grieving process and getting used to living with that kind of pain, every time you feel better about something, even in general people want to comfort you. Every time I walk out someones like, I am sorry about Aaliyah and I was like now my day is messed up.
Aaliyah’s white casket is transported by a horse drawn, white carriage from Campbell Funeral Home to St. Ignatius Church. Dash and other celebrities walk behind the carriage. Tons of fans crowded the streets to pay their respects. Jay-Z, P. Diddy, Busta Rhymes, and Timbaland are among the many mourners. Timbaland:
She was like blood, and I lost blood.
Aaliyah begins dating entrepreneur, Damon Dash. The pair meet through Dash’s accountant. Their relationship is filled with individual work projects and they spend months at a time away from each other. Dash:
She was intelligent and she caught me. I’m the kind of guy who says things sometimes just to make myself laugh, but she would just catch me making jokes for me. I couldn’t get anything past her. She had a very quick mind and a very kind heart.