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.