Russell Simmons

VIDEO: RUSSELL SIMMONS RESPONDS TO HARRIET TUBMAN SEX TAPE BACKLASH

Mogul Russell Simmons sits down with Cynthia LuCiette (I can’t decide who annoys me the most during this interview), and responds to the backlash he received last last week after posting the controversial Harriet Tubman sex tape parody video on his Def Digital YouTube channel (the video was later removed). For those of you who missed it the Harriet Tubman parody video depicted the African-American slave abolitionist having sex with her white slave master with the intent of filming the act and blackmailing him. Russell tweeted []

RUSSELL SIMMONS LAUNCHES NEW RECORD LABEL ‘DEF MUSIC’

  BBC Newsbeat reports that mogul and co-founder of Def Jam Records Russell Simmons is to launch a new record label. Def Music will work in partnership with YouTube and Universal Records and the aim is to showcase new talent who upload their music on the video sharing site Simmons said in a statement: “This is the most exciting new terrain for me,” “I look forward to working with the extraordinary talent from the vastly creative YouTube ecosystem in the same way I’ve worked []

RUSSELL SIMMONS DEFENDS GWYNETH PALTROW’S N-WORD TWEET

Several days ago actress Gwyneth Paltrow attended Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne show in Paris alongside her new bestie Beyonce and tweeted “n**gas in Paris for real” and then underneath the tweet posted a picture of Jay and Kanye on stage. Well as you can imagine there was OUTRAGE and many didn’t take to kindly to Gwyneth tweeting the word “nigga”.  In response to the backlash Gwyneth later tweeted “Hold up. It’s the title of the song!” The unfortunate song []

PIC OF THE DAY: RUSSELL SIMMONS AND ACTRESS GIRLFRIEND TAKE ROMANTIC STROLL ON BEACH

Mogul Russell Simmons and his new ‘love’ Australian actress Melissa George take a romantic stroll on a beach in St Barts. Russell has a home on the Caribbean island and being a mega rich American walks around like he owns the place (LOL). Anyway I will always associate Melissa with the Australian soap Home & Away. She starred in the show in the 1990s and played a character called Angel. What do all these young women see in this man?  Russell is []

TWITTER ANTICS: RUSSELL SIMMONS DEMANDS THAT GLOBAL GRIND STAFF REMOVE NEGATIVE KOBE BRYANT COVERAGE FROM THE WEBSITE

Instead of just sending a direct email to his Global Grind staff, mogul and the OH SOOOO annoying Russell Simmons decided that it would be appropriate to voice his disapproval over the site’s Kobe Bryant coverage via Twitter. http://www.GlobalGrind.com I'm on vacation not dead Too much mean shit!!!!!!!! Take down anymore unsubstantiated crap about kobe!! — Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) December 20, 2011 Sometimes the editorial staff @ gg (who have all worked elsewhere)go back to old practices. I don't want the personal blame — []

RUSSELL SIMMONS PLANNING ON VISITING LONDON TO HELP PROMOTE PEACE

Is it a bird? is it a plane? no it’s Russell Simmons coming to save us all from those low-life rioters and looters. May be Going to london. — Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) August 9, 2011 Someone in london tell tim westwood to call me — Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) August 9, 2011 @3ukki. I'm only coming to help promote peace. — Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) August 9, 2011 fyi, we R not going 2 London 2nite. Will assess the situation 2morrow & figure out a []

BILL COSBY TELLS RUSSELL SIMMONS TO “GET THE F**K OUT OF MY FACE”/ MY THOUGHTS

On the 7 March Bill Cosby and mogul Russell Simmons both attended The Jackie Robinson Awards Gala in New York, but sometime during the evening Bill turned to Russell and told him to “get the f**k out of my face”, after Russell told the Cosby Show star he “loved him”. In 2009 the two clashed after Russell publicly criticised Bill for his State of Emergency campaign which he created to help promote socially conscious rap music, but on the night of the []

KIMORA LEE LEAVES KELLWOOD/PHAT FASHIONS

Kimora Lee has announced via Twitter that she has parted ways with the Kellwood Corporation who now own Baby Phat/Phat Fashions. In 2004 Kimora’s  former husband Russell Simmons sold Phat Fashions into a partnership with clothing company Kellwood for $140 million, and Kimora later stayed on to become the President/Creative Director of Phat Fashions. Rhymes With Snitch reports, It started with fans asking Kimora about this years Baby Phat Fashion Show. Kimora told her followers there wasn’t going to be one this []

RUSSELL SIMMONS APOLOGISES FOR PREMATURE TIGER WOODS HAITI TWEET

Several days ago the ultra annoying Russell Simmons EXCITEDLY tweeted to the world that “disgraced” golfer Tiger Woods was planning on donating aid to Haiti.  Click HERE to read all about it if you missed it. Well it now appears that Mr Know It All Simmons got it oh so wrong! Via TMZ Tiger’s people say they are still evaluating the best way to help, but that didn’t stop Russell from committing Tiger to something he hasn’t committed to yet.Tiger’s camp says they plan to be a part []

RUSSELL SIMMONS ANNOUNCES TO THE WORLD THAT TIGER WOODS HAS DONATED AID TO HAITI

Russell Simmons announced to the world today that “disgraced” golfer Tiger Woods has donated aid to Haiti. The annoying little man tweeted , Tiger Woods is “doing something amazing,” “I heard tiger woods donating to send a cargo plane with a mobile hospital out there. Keep our prayers high!” Is Tiger using the tragic situation in Haiti to gain favour with the public, and to gain back his million dollar endorsement deals? Is this just a PR move?   Or is he simply doing this out of the goodness of []