The claws came out in a major way a few days ago when Russell Simmons got raked over the fashion coals by Andre Leon Talley, the fabulous former editor at large over at Vogue.
Tally, a huge fashion icon himself, was appalled that Simmons was front and center at NYFW after that whole Harriet Tubman “Sex Tape” controversy a few weeks ago (click HEREto be insulted again refresh your memory).
Many felt that Simmons was totally out of line and Andre Leon Talley is one of them.
When addressing racism in the fashion industry with The Grio’s Chris Whiterspoon, Tally brought up that no only did the Simmons actions offend him, but he felt disrespected to even SEE Simmons on the front row at fashion week.
Never one to back down from a unilateral celebrity such as Talley, Russell took to black twitter to plead his case. But his ‘apology’ fell on deaf ears when Simmons flipped the script to tell Tally that he was more of a ‘Gay Rights’ advocate than even the most fashionable Gay man in the world.
I’m really beginning to think that OG Russell Simmons played us all with his extremely offense endorsement of Harriet Tubman’s sex tape that caused waves a few days ago.
Simmons, whose keen business sense formed one of the most celebrated record companies in hip-hop and music history, had Black Twitter in an uproar over the comedic sketch aimed at one of history’s most polarizing figures. The outrage was so great, that Simmons removed all digital evidence of his blunder, and proceeded to issue a mea culpa via his popular blog site.
Now more information on this underground idea has come to the surface, and its been discovered that the Global Grind owner, and his crew who created the now infamous ‘sex tape’ was financed by some of Hollywood’s most powerful heavy hitters!
Who knew Harriet Tubman would become a top trending topic on twitter??
Hip-Hop impresario Russel Simmons is in hot water these days over what some claim is down right disrespectful to a very important historical Black figure.
The Global Grind owner came under heavy fire yesterday when her released a racy satire on his newly founded All Def Digital YouTube channel.
The “skit” dubbed “Harriet Tubman Sex Tape” makes an attempt at mocking one of America’s most pioneering figures of her time and has sent shock-waves though Black Twitter and has garnered the attention of the NAACP.
Mary J. Blige, Wyclef Jen and more attended Hope Help & Relief Haiti – A Night Of Humanity at Urban Zen in New York. The celebs were there to raise funds to sent tents and supplies for Haiti earthquake relief.
Mary J. & Andre Harrell
Russell Simmons, Mary J. Blige, Andre Harrell & Wyclef
Adidas is going all out on this new ad campaign. I saw the “house party” spot over the weekend and LOVED it. During my search I found all the spots, including the original “house party” invitation. There are cameos from some of your favorites, including Young Jeezy, Missy Elliott, Russell Simmons, Kevin Garnett & David Beckham.
From sport to street styles, Adidas Originals has been outfitting the world in 3 stripes for decades. To celebrate 60 years of soles and stripes, we’re throwing a House Party. It’s an event you’re not going to want to miss. We’re bringing together your favorite entertainers, icons and athletes all under one roof. And of course it wouldn’t be a party without you!
Check out the full house party clip below, as well as Jeezy & Kevin’s Texas Hold’em spot: Continue Reading…