Russell Simmons has reached a state in life where accolades don’t matter much. The entrepreneur shared his heart with Global Grind  fans on Father’s Day, and told them that his role as a parent doesn’t warrant any special attention.


“On this Father’s Day, I am not looking for admiration for my role as a parent, but rather looking for more moments to cherish with my children,” explained the superstar. “That is the true joy of life. There is nothing sweeter than hearing the sound of laughter from your kids. A smile when you teach them something. A thank you when you help them achieve their goals. Even a meltdown every once in a while is ok.”

Simmons added, “I know many fathers who don’t have the chance to share these moments with their kids today, as their kids were taken from this earth too soon. I also know many fathers who gave up the responsibility of being a father far too soon and I can guarantee they have regretted it ever since. So, if there is a child in your life that needs your love and attention, give it. Give every ounce of it you got.”

Russell Simmons has two daughters, Ming and Aoki, with ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons.

More pictures of Russell’s cuties are below!

Photos: Instagram




Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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