Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons


Pregnant Kimora Lee with partner Djimon Hounsou

In June of last year it was reported that mogul Russell “fact finder” Simmons, had agreed to pay his ex-wife Kimora Lee, $40,000 in child support for their two daughters Aoki and Ming.

For some reason the story resurfaced again today and has forced Simmons to respond to the rumours via his blog on

He wrote….

I am reading these stories today about how a judge ordered me to pay Kimora $40,000 a month in child support and I want to make something very clear. Nothing was ordered, it was given. My kids have a fabulous life; they are exposed to a broad range of artistic and scholastic educational programs and I’m very happy to contribute to that.  As long as I have it, they can have it. If I ever don’t have it,  I’m coming to live with them!

Then Russell’s loyal Executive Assistant decided to leave a comment under Russell’s blog post. 

She wrote… 

This is Simone, Russell’s long time Executive Assistant. I typically do not comment on every story but this one that has been circulating today needs some clarification. Yes, it is stipulated that Russell’s girls have security while with Russell..they require security all the time to give their parents piece of mind. It is not singular to just time spent with their father. Comments on Perez and other sites have some really outlandish thoughts related to this and why security is required. Basically, its safety for the girls from strangers, not from their own family. Its really outrageous that anyone would imply anything different. As far as the 40k number, well, Russell wants his girls to have the best. Isn’t that what we all want for our children? He is happy to earn money to pay for them to live a fabulous life and that is really his and Kimora’s business.

Kimora and Russell maintain a healthy relationship for the sake of their children and genuine love for each other. As far as any whispers about Djimon Hounsou and Russell’s feelings about him, there is no scandal there either. He thinks Djimon is a wonderful addition to the family and is grateful his girls have a great relationship with him.

I hope that in the future people don’t assume the worst when the truth may not be as interesting, but at least its good news. And the world needs more of that.

Go Vegetarian/Vegan for the sake of the animals and the Earth.


I want to thank both for breaking down this situation to the masses, and for putting a few things straight, because the rumours about Russell had been keeping me up at nights…..

Forget about the state of the economy, the wars in Iraq/Afghanistan, the suffering and poverty that continues to blight parts of the world. No! It was the Simmons clan who consumed my every waking thought!

Now I just hope and pray that like myself, the WORLD can now breathe a collective sigh of relief, safe in the knowledge that Russell is NOT being forced to hand over $40,000 in child support, and that he is able to expose his daughters to a broad range of artistic and scholastic educational programs. Unlike the common man……

It also warms my heart to know that Russell has a wonderful relationship with actor Djimon Hounsou.

Again.. thank you Simone and Russell for taking time out of your busy schedules to clear up the rumours.

I think we have ALL learned a valuable lesson here!


(Rolls eyes and kisses teeth)

*Huge Sigh* Now.. did we really need to know all that? 

And somebody really needs to lay off the arse kissing.

12 replies »

  1. LOL at your response. True though. These people are so full of self importance it’s actually quite amusing. Russell needs to go back into music or do something constructive with his time cos he’s obviously got too much of it on his hands.

  2. lol was this really necessary????? omg…. who care what people say…. do you….

    lol! @ janice… i bet his assistant is vegan at work and goes home and eats a pork sandwich everynight!!!!


  3. Why such Hate Janice?? This is a successful black man that takes care of his kids. I know if he were not paying child support that would be a more interesting story, but give this man credit. In a day and time where negativity rules the headlines, this man has put his children in a safe environment, still remains cordial to his EX wife and her new husband for the sake of the kids, and stands for positive change in our communities. Now roll your nearsighted eyes and kiss your coffe stained teeth now!!

  4. Give him credit for what??? For a start those are his kids so he should take care of them. That’s his job!

    If he wasn’t paying child support, trust that would be of no interest to me. I never post stories about men who refuse to pay child support. It’s just dull.

    I stopped signing up to the Russ Simmons fan club a while back.

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