Russell Simmons has lately taken a lot of heat because his family has made accusations against him. Also, his daughter Aoki and ex-wife Kimora talked about how abusive he was to them and showed a FaceTime clip of him yelling at his 20-year-old daughter. Also, they sent each other text messages in which Simmons says that Kimora is to blame for his situation and took his money. During Aoki’s Instagram Live session, in which she talked about her fears and feelings about the situation, the shamed record executive apologized in the comments. Also, he just posted a reaction to these events that seemed to be for Aoki and his other daughter, Ming.
“God is testing you a little bit, it’s ok,” Russell Simmons wrote on Instagram. “Be strong, they are called growing pains as you know. We grow through adversity and struggle. You were forced to read my books and hear me preach your whole childhood reach back remember to remember ‘smile and breathe’ [red heart emoji]. ‘Smile and breathe.’ You are the watchers of this world so let go be at ease. God is driving and he is working on you [red heart emoji]. No conditions for sure I love you guys more then I love myself.”
Russell Simmons’ Response
One particular message from Aoki throughout all this hinted at the Def Jam co-founder’s mental health struggles. “My father is not well,” she wrote on Instagram. “For years, he needs help and won’t accept that he refuses to acknowledge he is not himself. He has threatened and bullied my sister, my grandma, he has harassed my grandma in the middle of the night in poor health, send a man to my sisters apartment at 2am to scare her. He lashes out at ANYONE who does not say ‘oh Russell everything is fine.’ Well it’s not fine.
“If ‘I never get a fashion job again’ like he threatens, I’ll be a lawyer I guess and work in criminal justice,” Aoki continued. “Sure I love my job but if he takes it away from me I won’t die. You don’t threaten my sister and grandma and mother and say ‘who’s gonna believe you I’m Russell Simmons nobody thinks I’m cr*zy‘ well he is.”