Producer D-Dot Calls Kanye West ‘Disrespectful’
Kanye West has been known to rub the public the wrong way with his controversial comments, but it looks it like one of his peers is jumping on the bandwagon.
Former Bad Boy producer Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie, who is credited for introducing West to the industry by allowing him to ghost-produce on several tracks, revealed that even though they are on speaking terms, he still has a bone to pick with the Chicago MC.
In an interview with XXL, D-Dot lashed out at West for giving him the cold shoulder. “When we see each other we shake each other hands and say what’s up, but he didn’t do right by his O.G.,” he said. “I didn’t do nothing to him. I didn’t rob him. All that ghost production s— he started and had the world makin’ ‘em think that he did everything.”
Never one to shy away from speaking his mind, West blasted D-Dot for allegedly failing to give him production credits in his early years. D-Dot, who aside from being a member of Sean “Diddy” Combs’ production team the Hitmen, also doubles as a rapper under his Mad Rapper mantra, denies slighting West and is unhappy with the 33-year-old’s comments on the matter. “He’s doin’ it right now and been doin’ for the last five or six years, so all that s— he had people believing is actually disrespectful by believing that somebody like myself would actually take his music and rob him and put my name on it like he didn’t get credit.”
D-Dot once served as a mentor to West and, according to Wikipedia, also managed the Louis Vuitton Don. A native of Brooklyn, D-Dot is known for producing for the likes of Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J., Busta Rhymes, Salt ‘N’ Pepa, and Mary J. Blige.