Russell Simmons's Thoughts on Lil Reese...

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 5 years ago '12        #1
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Russell Simmons's Thoughts on Lil Reese...
 

 

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The video that came out last week of Lil Reese beating up a young woman had me sick to my stomach. We know that physical abuse of women is rampant in our community, but the video really bothered me. Not just because the attacker was so young, but because it reminded me of the failed opportunity that this young artist is wasting. I have always believed that artists and entertainers have gifts that can uplift the consciousness of millions of people around the world. We have seen that time and time again. However, the actions of Lil Reese and his subsequent "apology" cause me great concern because he thinks that will be enough. He will have to do much more work to rid himself of his violent behavior.

The truth is, I know many guys who I grew up with who beat their girls. Domestic abuse is everywhere, in every trailer park and in every project building. At times it might seem like it will never stop, but we must stand up against it. And artists should be the ones who are forward thinking and creating more awareness around the solutions, not perpetuating the problem. I certainly respect the difficulties of growing up without all of the tools to become a man, but this should NEVER be an excuse to hit a woman. Our children are growing up in neighborhoods where during one weekend, 80 people are shot, where violence is everywhere they look and they are becoming numb to it all. We must do better raising our children, but as artists, we must do much better about how we use our voices.

I am certainly a believer in compassion and will do everything I can to uplift Lil Reese, in private. But let me very clear, publicly, we must do better.

~Russell Simmons

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 10-29-2012, 05:21 PM         #2
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"the video really bothered me. Not just because the attacker was so young, but because it reminded me of the failed opportunity that this young artist is wasting."

wtf??? didn't he forget something
 10-29-2012, 05:22 PM         #3
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 36 Nine said:
"the video really bothered me. Not just because the attacker was so young, but because it reminded me of the failed opportunity that this young artist is wasting."

wtf??? didn't he forget something
 5 years ago '04        #4
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Simmons need to talk to Reese in private instead of putting out bullsh*t statements
 10-29-2012, 05:27 PM         #5
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 Hellraiser said:
nevermind he did mention he girl (kinda), I skimmed it too quick

still seems fu*ked up to me that's he's talking all this "young artist missing great opportunity" bullsh*t considering how he beat the girl's a.ss... lil reese ain't no got damn leonardo da vinci, that n*gga should be locked up for that one


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 5 years ago '11        #6
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I swear I am getting tired of russell's "Statements" and essays everytime something happens in hiphop..

50 would not do that..go see reese and tlk to him
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 AuthenticMade said:
Word thats why he finished his statement with


I know you knew that cause you read the article though, ya bish
Right, cause he had to put out a statement so everyone knows what's on the hip-hop teacher's mind

n*gga, everyone knows hitting women is fu*ked up

Not like anything he's saying hasn't been said by thousands of posters here. If he really gave a sh*t, he should have reached out to that dumbass kid on Twitter

Ain't nobody checking for Russell Simmon's opinion on sh*t
 5 years ago '12        #8
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 Dray said:
I swear I am getting tired of russell's "Statements" and essays everytime something happens in hiphop..

50 would not do that..go see reese and tlk to him
why does it matter what 50 would do?
 5 years ago '11        #9
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 ogghosttrain said:
why does it matter what 50 would do?
Because he is a Stan... That's what Stans do!
 5 years ago '07        #10
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russel simmons need to stfu..acting like he isn't saying what every single rational individual is thinking ..why do these bum a.ss old n*ggas always feel the need to voice their opinion..nobody gives a flying fu*k about what your weird a.ss thinks
 5 years ago '11        #11
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#3hunna bi*ch thats the team



#Only #The #Family
#GBE WE IN HERE FOREVER!!!!
 10-29-2012, 06:02 PM         #12
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but hes cool with them rapping about k!lling other young brothas bcuz its "art"
 5 years ago '04        #13
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lmao at people saying the right thing and beeing told to "shut up"
 10-29-2012, 06:12 PM         #14
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he need to drop him no need to talk
 10-29-2012, 06:20 PM         #15
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lmao yall n*ggas is fools for this!
 10-29-2012, 06:25 PM         #16
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remember when Pimp C exposed Russell Simmons for taking it in the b00ty?


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 5 years ago '11        #17
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my boy reese needs to holla at me, i can teach him some boxing combinations, because he's all over the place right now. i'll sharpen up his hooks. and he likes to stomp so i'll use my muay thai experience to teach him some elbows and knees so he can use his potential fully
 5 years ago '04        #18
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 AuthenticMade said:
At this rate I seriously think you have no clue what the fu*k you're even talking about.


Carry on.


You're slow as fu*k.

Why did Simmons have to write that bullsh*t essay when 99.9% of people didn't condone what Reese did? That dude is always trying to be the mediator of hip-hop like what he's saying hasn't already been said.

He should have gone to Reese first and actually spoke to the young man instead of just writing a statement for the public, which is my point. Ain't none of the sh*t he said needed to be out for the public.
 5 years ago '10        #19
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 refuze said:


You're slow as fu*k.

Why did Simmons have to write that bullsh*t essay when 99.9% of people didn't condone what Reese did? That dude is always trying to be the mediator of hip-hop like what he's saying hasn't already been said.

He should have gone to Reese first and actually spoke to the young man instead of just writing a statement for the public, which is my point. Ain't none of the sh*t he said needed to be out for the public.




go back and read the OG thread
 10-29-2012, 06:41 PM         #20
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