A newspaper publication has “dug a hole” into hip hop mogul Russell Simmons’ heart by implying that his daughters Ming,9, and Aoki,7, favor their “step-father” Djimon Hounsou over him. Russell took his blog on September 18th to clear off a few things from his chest.
…[The NY Post] reported that my beautiful daughters, after their mother’s fashion show, “went straight up to Djimon Hounsou and gave him a hug, bypassing biological dad Russell.” I’m sorry but targeting my family, my kids who I love so very much and trying to suggest there is some underlying jealousy, favoritism or lack of love between my kids and I or any of that is low and extra dirty.
Djimon is a great father and step-father for my kids. And I try to be a good father that’s the reality. The NY Post tried to take an arrow to my heart and hit me where any father would feel the most pain, and at least for a moment, they succeeded. Sorry to tell the Post and the other sites that picked up this story, that there is NO story here to tell. My girls went and hugged and kissed both Djimon and myself, cris-crossing us equally at the same time. He and I are family. I even tell my lovely daughters they are lucky to have two fathers. It saddens me to know that so many people are comfortable making a living by selling pain.
It makes me understand how young celebrities get so depressed that they turn to drugs and other self destructive ways to dull their pain, when they read such trash talk about themselves at a time when they haven’t yet learned the tools that would allow these words to slide off their backs. To them, I say first try to meditate and become good at letting things go. And if it doesn’t work, as it didn’t quite work for me on this one, I invite them to use Global Grind as a place to let it out so that they can be free of it and clear up the air I set up GG for this purpose and it seems to be working. It’s fast becoming a safer and stronger place everyday for celebs to do just that. I realize that sometimes people need to get things off of their chests, lies that creep into their meditation and won’t be quieted until they are corrected. I guess that’s why I’m writing this blog today.
So, there’s my little rant that tells the world that I am human. I will now go back to work for my charities, businesses and just try to keep doing some good in the world and yes, let this go. Smile and breathe I always say…so I’m going to go and do just that. I hope you do the same.”