By Nadeska Alexis
On Tuesday (February 21) The-Dream shared a photo of his jewelry with Twitter followers via Instagram titled “Chained Up,” immediately sparking a bit of chatter. A Jesus piece (also accompanied by his Mary piece) were both standard enough but it was the third necklace, a Roc-A-Fella records chain, that caused a bit of frenzy. Mr. Terius Nash stopped by “RapFix Live” on Wednesday to chat about his current projects and during the discussion he clarified the meaning of the photo, addressing rumors that he might be signing with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation imprint.
The conversation began with The-Dream immediately acknowledging his Twitter photo—“I had my Roc chain on yesterday, but I took it off today,” he said—before breaking down the reason why he was wearing the famed piece of jewelry.
“I think as we were looking at videos and stuff, I’ve [realized that I] had a lot to do with the success over the last five years of that company and that family, on a personal level also,” he explained. “I don’t look at Jay and B like they’re Jay and B—they’re friends of mine.”
“It’s a whole nineties type of that thing that I’ve been doing lately,” he continued. “And I look at the business and the company that Dame and Jay built, Roc-A-Fella Records, as that thing, so it wasn’t about a signing to put on a chain to me, moreso than it was to just uplift that. That’s my family and that’s who I “roc” out with, with that tradition of greatness.”
To put an end to the rumors once and for all, The-Dream added, “We sign our names on certain pages at the same time, but I’m not signing with Roc Nation.”