Damon Dash isn't letting his money problems get in the way of things, witbh the rap mogel instead simply "working every day" to get over the financial issues.
I can't touch my money. I can't pay certain bills. But I'm still working every day. It's not stopping me from hustling. I am an entrepreneur. I am real."
The rap mogul was ordered by a New York judge this week to pay $330,000 (£212,904), plus an additional $90,000 (£58,065) in interest, to former business partner Tom Nastos, who accused him of reneging on a 2006 loan.
Dash, who once co-owned Roc-A-Fella Records and the Rocawear clothing line with Jay-Z, revealed during the hearing that his financial situation meant he was close to being evicted from his rented home in Carmel, New York due a huge rental debt.
However, in a new interview he insists his ongoing personal issues are not affecting his work and he plans to pay his landlord the $100,000 (£64,516) he owes.
He tells the New York Daily News, "I can't touch my money. I can't pay certain bills. But I'm still working every day. It's not stopping me from hustling. I am an entrepreneur. I am real.
"As soon as I get the money, I'll pay it back. It doesn't mean they're going to get paid immediately, but I'm gonna try to figure it out".
Dash also owes more than $2 million (£1.29 million) in taxes to New York state.