Aaliyah's death 10 years ago stunned the nation, but no more than her boyfriend at the time, Dame Dash. The couple's magnetic relationship was apparent to anyone blessed enough to see them together, and Dame recently sat down with The Juice to dish on the time they shared together.
"She was intelligent and she caught me," Dash tells The Juice. "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."
Both artists were on top of their game at the time of Aaliyah's death, so they didn't have a lot of physical time together during their relationship, but Dame cherished every moment of it.
"The energy we created together for people to observe was kind of crazy. We'd be in a room full of people talking to each other and it felt like everyone was listening but it would be just us. It would be like we were the only ones in the room," Dash says. "It was like something was going down in history every time I was with her. Every time I was around her I felt it was the place to be. Our time together meant so much that when we got more time, we felt like that [engagement] would be next. She was one of the best people I ever met. Even with the pain I felt, I would do it all over again."