Russell Simmons sat in on “The Tomorrow Show with Keven Undergaro” for an exclusive 2 hour interview where he dishes on Stacey Dash and her extreme right wing views, OJ Simpson being guilty, Obama not taking action soon enough and his new HBO deal.
Stacey Dash has been at the center of controversy recently. Simmons opens up about his issues with Dash. He says:
“When she wears fur to my house, I’m an animal rights person, and she sits around and she talks about guns, talks about everything I can think of that I don’t like…” He goes on to say that Dash “told her daughter, why you playing basketball, what are you gonna be, a dyke?” He continues, “I’ve known [Dash] for some time. I’ve been disappointed in her more and more.”
Stacy isn’t the only one making headlines these days. After the recent FX hit, American Crime Story, everyone is talking about the OJ Simpson case. Simmons has a unique take on it, saying, “I didn’t care if he got off.” He explains, “In fact he was guilty. I thought he was guilty.”
After talking celebs, Simmons gets political. Back in 2007 when Obama was running for office, Simmons decided to support him under the promise that Obama was going to do something about “mass incarceration.” It wasn’t until 7 years later, plus a letter from Simmons, that Obama actually took action. Simmons explains:
“I wrote a letter in 2014, that was signed by all of Hollywood, and the drug policy alliance, and all the civil rights groups and everybody you can think of.” He points out,”Justin Bieber tweeted it, and it became so pop that the president actually signed this executive order changing the way they charge first time offenders.” He takes issue with the president stating, “The problem with that to me is he could’ve done that in 2008 when he walked in the White House first day. But he waited 6 more years.”
Simmons also reacts to Hillary Clinton and Bill de Blasio as they deliver a tone deaf joke that plays off the racially insensitive term “CP time” aka color people time and turning it into “cautious politician time”. After viewing the clip live for the first time in The Tomorrow Show studio, Simmons says:
“I’m not going to not vote for her because of that. But I think that, you know, it was a little stupid.”
Simmons also announces his brand new HBO deal that was signed yesterday! He say:
“I made a deal [yesterday]…for a year we negotiated. I’m gonna do All Def Comedy for HBO again.” He hasn’t strayed from his comedy roots as he reminds us, “I have a comedy show at the Chinese Mann Theatre. Sold out, comedy show, every week. Def comedy.”
Simmons also discusses his thoughts on Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, his friendship with Louis Farrakahn and the lack of minority talent agents and studio executives.
Watch the interview here.
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