Not everyone had a good Father’s Day on Sunday. Russell Simmons, one of rap’s most notorious dads, probably had a horrible one as his ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons and daughters Aoki and Ming spent the day calling him out on what they describe as abusive behavior. After Ming, the eldest, wished her mother a Happy Father’s Day on Instagram instead of Russell, he responded with a not-so-subtle meme, prompting Kimora and Aoki to share their experiences of being terrorized and gassed by him. .
On Monday, after Russell shared the meme (“Stop telling fathers they should have fought harder to see their kids and start asking mothers why he had to fight”), Kimora took to Instagram Live to detail how fame not only offered Russell protection from accountability for his actions, but also how he lied about their relationship on social media despite being blocked. An example is that he sends himself flowers “from her” to post on Instagram. You can see a clip below.
Kimora Lee and Daughters Aoki and Ming Are Tired of Protecting Russell Simmons’ Image, Letting Us Know He’s a Broke Pedo pic.twitter.com/isyNaRaIYl
— The Joe 💋 (@JoviBeauty) June 19, 2023
Meanwhile, shortly after, Aoki also launched her own Live, corroborating some of her mother’s claims and explaining how the family’s relationship with Russell has soured over the years. According to HipHopDX, she wrote on her Stories, “My dad has been unwell for years he has needed help and won’t accept that he refuses to acknowledge that he is not himself. He threatened and bullied my sister, my grandmother, he harassed my grandmother in the middle of the night in poor health, sent a man to my sisters house at 2 am to scare her away. takes on ANYBODY who doesn’t say “oh Russell, it’s fine”. Well, that’s not fine. If I “never get a fashion job again” as he threatens, I’ll be a lawyer I guess and work in criminal justice. Of course, I love my job, but if he takes it away from me, I won’t die. You don’t threaten my sister, my grandmother and my mother saying ‘who will you believe, I’m Russell Simmons, nobody thinks I’m crazy’ well, he is.
Part 1: It was an interesting day for Russell Simmons. Earlier today, his ex-wife Kimora streamed it on IG Live. And now his daughter Aoki has taken her life in tears, crying over how he allegedly treated her mother and sister. Russell was in the comments to apologize. pic.twitter.com/SIvrtL70YC
— theJasmineBRAND (@thejasminebrand) June 19, 2023
Idk what’s going on with Kimora Lee, Ming Lee, Aoki Lee and Russell Simmons but YIKES. She muted the music video, but I could make it out saying “I’M BROKE. SHE STOLE EVERYTHING. 😳 pic.twitter.com/lNjxb9tERb
— YouTube Guy (@SneakerPhetish) June 19, 2023
Russell Simmons, who was best known for his role as co-founder of pivotal rap label Def Jam Recordings, was accused in 2017 of sexual assault by multiple women in incidents spanning decades, has since resigned from the multitude of businesses he founded/directed.