Russell Simmons on Rihanna Backlash: Get Off Her Jock
Russell Simmons has come to the defense of Rihanna after a couple of artists threw subliminal shots at her for her alleged promiscuity. Chris Brown released a speculative diss track against RiRi, which found him accusing one of exes of sleeping around. And Drake may have thrown the singer under the bus on 'No Lie,' his song with 2 Chainz.
In a blog post on his website Global Grind, Simmons took issue with artists who slam RiRi for having a, um, healthy sex life. He writes:
There have been a lot of artists recently talking about "good girl gone bad," Rihanna. As far as I'm concerned, I don't see why everyone has their panties up in a bunch. It's just that she is out there allegedly f---in' the rockstars of her dreams and you out there f---in' groupies. You can't be mad that she was seen walking out of Ashton Kutcher's house late one night, cause you know if you were seen walking out of Adriana Lima's house late one night, you would be in the studio the next day rapping about it. I mean, you all got like 50 girls in your videos drooling over you and you dissing Rihanna? I can't blame a girl for being independent, having fun and living her life the way she wants to. I am certainly not condoning indiscriminate sex, but don't get mad cause the girl...
Remember, I was a manager once and I have seen these types of young men on the road. I was with Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Whoodini and saw all of the girls after the show line up outside the dressing rooms. I mean, Whoodini even wrote a song about, 'I Am A Hoe' and went on to rap, "I rock three different girls after every show." So, I know how this s--- works. You all got 10 times as many girls as Rihanna has men, and you know that. I love you guys, and this certainly ain't a diss, but I gotta keep it real."
In the end, the veteran rap mogul wants everyone to "get off of Rihanna's d---."
Simmons makes some valid points on his blog. Rihanna is an adult and can take care of herself. Let Rihanna live her life without comments from the peanut gallery, mainly her ex-boyfriends.
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