Damon (Dame) Dash was a guest on the talk show, The Real (with hosts Tamera Mowry, Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love and Tamar Braxton), and opened up on his then girlfriend’s tragic death, the late great r&b star Aaliyah and if he was close to being on the plane that went down as well. Watch the minute and a half segment after the jump.

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Dame clarifies that there was no way for him to be on that plane because at the time he was super busy with his nephews who would travel around with him and also his son. He says although if he was there, Aaliyah would still be alive. Watch below: