Once again, Russell Simmons Defends Violence in Hip Hop

I was waiting for Hip Hop apologist Russell Simmons to defend the latest incidence of senseless violence in Hip Hop, and Russell did not disappoint. Simmons is always quick to defend rappers who commit assault, rape and other offenses. This time he used a woman to do his dirty work for him.

In an editorial published on Simmons’ blog Global Grind, Evanka Williamson defended Chicago rapper Lil Reese’s actions in a viral video that shows him brutally beating a young woman last year. Reese is also under investigation in the shooting death of 16-year-old Chicago rapper Lil Jojo.

It’s worth noting that Lil Reese did not apologize for his violent behavior until radio program directors and DJs threatened to boycott his records.

Still, Miss Williamson cited Reese’s childhood growing up in a single mother household in Chicago as a contributing factor in his refusal to behave like a grown man.

“He is clearly a product of his environment, an environment that exists in our country,” she writes. “The South Side of Chicago, like many inner cities, has nothing for these kids to productively do with their time.”

There are barely any afterschool programs and more often than not, they are living in a single-parent home, with a working guardian who likely does not have the time to constantly shield their children from the drugs and gangs right outside of their front door.

She continues: “Is it so surprising that kids like Lil Reese could care less about life, or the consequences of their actions when the world seems to not care about them?”

Meanwhile, Sasha Johnson has created a Petition to let Def Jam know that consumers do not support artists who abuse women.

Please SIGN THE PETITION at this LINK.

More from Sandrarose.com:

  • Cops investigating rapper who beat woman in viral video
  • Lil Reese’s Beating Victim Responds to Video
  • Real men in Hip Hop respond to Lil Reese hitting a woman (video)
  • Blogger: ‘Russell Simmons hasn’t paid me since January’


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    • INTENSEMOCHA THE ANTAGONIST

      START SNATCHING THIS RECORD DEALS AND STOP FUNDING THEIR LAVISH LIFESTYLES, I GUAROOOONTEEE THIS NICCAS WOULD BE MORE HUMBLE AND WALK A STRAIGHT LINE

      WHEN DEALING WITH SOME MEN AND SPECIFICALLY BLACK MEN, MONEY OR THE LACK OF IT IS THE ONLY THING THAT GETS THEIR ATTENTION

    • mrsloveleigh

      I don’t see how anyone can make excuses for this behavior. Where were these same people when the Rhianna/Chris Brown situation popped off? They ame to this womans house uninvited and then beat her when she asked them to leave

    • YSoSrs

      Here we go with this sht. :rolleyes:

    • mrsloveleigh

      I agree Mocha. the threat of money hits that reset button everytime

    • Sweet-tea

      Too much violence every where. This person and that person got killed….that’s all you hear the first 30 mins of daily news!

    • lovezoe

      Excuses are like tail holes…. Okay, check this IG someone had best his mama up, what would he have done?

    • luVn_liFe…

      :rolleyes:

    • INTENSEMOCHA THE ANTAGONIST

      AND THIS LIL NICCA WAS NOT UNDER AGE AT THE TIME HE COMMITTED THIS CRIME, HE WAS OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER, SO WHAT DA HELL AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND SINGLE MAMA’S GOT TO DO WITH IT

      AT A CERTAIN AGE YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN DAMN ACTIONS AND BLAMING YOUR UPBRINGING OR PAST OR USING IT AS AN EXCUSE IS A COP OUT, IF YOU HAVE ENOUGH SINCE TO LAND A RECORD DEAL THEN THOSE SAME COMMON SENSE SHOULD WORK WHEN IT COMES TO STOPPING YOURSELF FROM PUTTING YOUR HANDS ON SOMEBODY

    • VDot

      My job has the site to sign the petition blocked, but please believe I will sign later today. Sh*t like that is disgusting. That lil nicca was hoping twenty feet in the air to stomp on that girl. #Datsthat****Idontlike

    • free

      how about f*cking STUDYING? READING a godd*mn book? joining an extracurricular activity at SCHOOL? if we didn’t have shyt to do in my house, we had to WORK. wash the clothes. mop the floors. do a book report.

    • Donna del Gatto

      yeah, he always blames the environment of these folks…he’s said that once that changes then people will change…but yeah, whatevs…

    • brownskin A.K.A Creamy

      FORGET THIS I just want all these folks to drop the “lil” off their name
      Lil john
      lil Mo
      Lil wayne
      Lil bow wow
      Lilscrappy
      lil reese
      lil jojo
      lil kim
      Lil ****
      Lil ****
      lil asshole
      lil cum collector

      When Will it End Damn
      Im sick this “lil” Chyt aint yall M’F Grown now :wail:

    • INTENSEMOCHA THE ANTAGONIST

      WHATEVER MEN I MEAN MALES WERE PRESENT AND DIDNT’ STOP IT AND WHUP HIS ARSE ARE PUZZIES TOO, I DIDN’T WATCH THE VIDEO SO I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENED OR WHO STOPPED IT

    • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

      I grew up in a single parent home…does this mean I can go and beat the shiat out of my coworker cause I dont like her azz…Let me know ASAP cause Im bout to get it poppin BEFO LUNCH!!!

    • INTENSEMOCHA THE ANTAGONIST

      AND IF IT’S TRUE REGARDING YOUR ENVIRONMENT, BASED ON MY OWN AND OTHERS PERSONAL TESTIMONIES ON THIS SITE ALONE, SHOULDN’T WE ALL BE VIOLENT OFFENDERS, HOW DID WE OVERCOME OUR PAST/UPBRINGING/ENVIRONMENT AND NOT BEHAVE LIKE THIS??

    • MsB

      @mrsloveleigh :cosign:

      They dang near had a lynch mob out for Chris Brown and he is said to have grown up in a violent household but there were no excuses for him.Shame on them all, not only did dude come in her home uninvited they jumped that girl… But this dude get a pass? :no:

    • Blackswan

      There is no excuse for this. He didnt show any signs of remorse until the backlash was about to mess his money up. SMH.

    • Trendsetter

      “He is clearly a product of his environment, an environment that exists in our country,” she writes. “The South Side of Chicago, like many inner cities, has nothing for these kids to productively do with their time.”

      ________________________________

      I guess since I’m from Chicago and I have a nephew that is involved in a lot of things this statement isn’t fair…it’s plenty of things for the youth to do…is either they don’t want to do it or the parents don’t have time to take them to the different functions the city offer…and a lot of them are FREE! Its many youth organizations and churches that have so many activites for kids to participate in…to keep them off the streets of Chicago!

    • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

      That video was just sick and his azz need to be in jail. On the other hand you have the chick he hit almost excusing the violence. She said they got into a fight…not he beat my azz

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSCLM8nLFU Mother Jefferson

      :coffee:

    • Blackswan

      And to blame his mess on being raised by a single parent?? No, ma’am. In this world we all have a choice you can either let your environment (good or bad) make or break you.

    • mrsloveleigh

      Once again I agree. If everyone held on to their “bad childhood” or “bad environment” we wouldn’t have any good people in the world. We had some horrible circumstances a time or two when were kids and we overcame them

    • YSoSrs

      @TREND

      Exactly. I keep my kids occupied and it’s not hard to do. Mothafckers is just lazy. :no:

    • DoNotDeleteMe

      We need to boycott Russell Simmon’s spittin’ lipse! Ugh! :hurl:

    • mrsloveleigh

      I’m tripping on how the girl who got jumped is just like ok we had a fight and what. Hello you are a woman!! No man should fight a woman the way he fought her. That was some bi**hazzness

    • WorkInProgress

      every pic of him gives me the creeps. He looks so soul-less.

    • San

      I think the problem is them having no proper supervision, left them room to do whatever the Hell they wanted. Which they continue to still do this day. I’m sure that ish is the norm around their way. There are people out there that have no concept of doin the right thing or just really don’t care. A sad world its turning into.

    • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

      His music should be banned. He was jumping up and down on that girl head with he sneakers on… Disgusting

      I have a lot of fears for my children but there is one fear that I have for my daughters that is constantly on my mind. I pray that neither of my daughters ever get caught up with or fall in love with an abusive azzhole of a man!!!

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

      I’m am so tired of seeing this child’s face. He’s a nobody and this story is last week’s news. Please let us forget he is alive.

    • Milky

      Exactly. I keep my kids occupied and it’s not hard to do. Mothafckers is just lazy.

      ___________________________________
      I agree i keep my sons occupied either with extra curricular activities, work around the house, or my fav go read a book!!!!

    • luVn_liFe…

      DoNotDeleteMe says:

      We need to boycott Russell Simmon’s :cosign:

    • Trendsetter

      YSoSrs says:

      @TREND

      Exactly. I keep my kids occupied and it’s not hard to do. Mothafckers is just lazy.
      ______________________________

      Very lazy!!!

    • tintin1979

      i do not know these little boy rappers music. are they any good?

    • kingstonn

      reading this let’s me know that cause i was raised by teen parents, i can go barge in someone’s house & beat the sht outta em for trying to kick me out. lemme go do that now. :rolleyes:

      thanks Russell Simmons!

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a19fc5b0a5b0a826c0a201b8ac191b35.png mzwhang90210

      This lil dummy jumped in the air and stomped down on that girls head. Kicked and fought her like he was getting paid to do it. To hell with excuses, and to hell with this wack chick.
      Let somebody stomp and kick her in her OWN house and see what kinda tolerance she’d have! FOH

    • kingstonn

      that damn “i don’t like” remix with Kanye is catchy as hell tho… :wail:

    • free

      i wonder what daddy russ would think if that was lil ming or aoki getting whaled on like that?

    • WorkInProgress

      We need to boycott Russell Simmon’s
      …..
      Never supported anything Russell did (Kimora Lee included)

    • Blackswan

      I was listening to a Yo gotti mix cd this weekend and he remixed dont like too didnt realize these were the same ppl until he shouted out chief keef

    • Ty

      There are barely any afterschool programs and more often than not, they are living in a single-parent home, with a working guardian who likely does not have the time to constantly shield their children from the drugs and gangs right outside of their front door.
      _________
      So this makes his actions acceptable :smack: She just described a majority black households in the US. What Reese is experiencing is a pattern of no education, self esteem, will power, and parenting. What difference does it make if afterschool is available when they are not going school :shrug: If his mom was a single parent I doubt that she graduated from hs or worked. Usually moral and productive parents instill those same traits and values in their kids. I am convinced they are crack babies :coffee:

    • Pinterest_Nazi

      :blink:

    • Pinterest_Nazi

      Oh hey.. :wave:

    • kingstonn

      does that banner really say “don’t let the democratic goons win” ? :no:

    • Bedazzled His Razzle

      kingstonn says:

      that damn “i don’t like” remix with Kanye is catchy as hell tho…
      ————
      I agree :lol: I just like Pusha T and Kanye’s part… I havent Listened to the song in months since I heard about what Cheief Keef was like..him and his whole crew.

    • Donna del Gatto

      @Pinterest

      ‘sup *head nod*

    • cheeks8683

      Just signed it :yahoo: we need to stand for something….Clearly Rihanna is no longer a poster child for over coming domestic abuse #harshiknow

      Morning roses!

    • http://SandraRose.com Keesh

      Milky says:

      Exactly. I keep my kids occupied and it’s not hard to do. Mothafckers is just lazy.

      ___________________________________
      I agree i keep my sons occupied either with extra curricular activities, work around the house, or my fav go read a book!!!!

      Yes!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

      free says:

      i wonder what daddy russ would think if that was lil ming or aoki getting whaled on like that?

      *****************************

      Chile boo. You know his kids ain’t never seen nothin like this. He is content in the knowledge that both his girls will bring home nice white boys.

    • luVn_liFe…

      :wave:
      PineTREST
      Cheeks

      Brr its a lil chilly here in So.fla me No Likey!

    • Pinterest_Nazi

      Sup Do…nna

    • Pinterest_Nazi

      Yo Luv, how you doing?

    • Diva

      You muthasuckers left me downstairs agane!!!!! I hate ya’ll!!!!!!!!!!

    • luVn_liFe…

      @PineTrest . . .
      Im :mad: its Monday!! aaaugh! But well and you :hug:
      Diva!! cut it!

    • MsB

      I just signed the Petition :cheer:

      :waves: Hey Roses

    • Diva

      I had some pineapples for breakfast :woohoo: #yallcare

    • Carmez79

      there are plenty of individuals who managed to come from single parent homes in neighborhoods just as bad as Chicago so please stop using that as an excuse. just bec you are from a single parent home in a bad neighborhood does not mean you can not make something meaningful of yourself. all the people who fought for our rights grew up with worse conditions that we face today yet they managed to make something of themselves and do right.

    • Diva

      luVn_liFe… says:

      @PineTrest . . .
      Im its Monday!! aaaugh! But well and you
      Diva!! cut it!

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Well umkay! But ya’ll better tell my azz when there is a new post…

    • WorkInProgress

      Clearly Rihanna is no longer a poster child for over coming domestic abuse #harshiknow
      ………..
      she gave up that spot to Evelyn Hozado.

    • lexdiamonz

      INTENSEMOCHA THE ANTAGONIST says:

      START SNATCHING THIS RECORD DEALS AND STOP FUNDING THEIR LAVISH LIFESTYLES, I GUAROOOONTEEE THIS NICCAS WOULD BE MORE HUMBLE AND WALK A STRAIGHT LINE

      WHEN DEALING WITH SOME MEN AND SPECIFICALLY BLACK MEN, MONEY OR THE LACK OF IT IS THE ONLY THING THAT GETS THEIR ATTENTION
      :cosign:

      I DESPISE RUSSELL SIMMONS … and your “enviroment” is what you choose it to be…. SO SICK of Black men blaming their irresponsible,disrespectful behavior on their “hood” and they didn’t have no daddy … GTFOHWTBS THEN BE A DADDY to your own kids (multiple ones at that) and break the CYCLE!!!!! and NO i am not talking to ALL BLACK men just the ones out there acting like this and I am sure Russell does not invite him to his “Hamptons” parties yet profits off his and his other ghetto artists phuckery

    • cheeks8683

      My sister and I were left alone during the summers and after school staring at the age of 6 because my mother could not afford daycare By all accounts we should have been knocked up and on welfare by 16.

      She taught us how to dial 911, kick, bite, and yell if grabbed by a stranger…Today we are both college graduates both working on our Master degrees…. So yeah uh after school programs have nothing to do with creating law abiding citizens… :coffee:

    • Pinterest_Nazi

      Just ate garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli, and baked chicken all mixed together like a god damn pioneer woman!

    • Diva

      :wave: MsB

    • DoNotDeleteMe

      :offtopic:

      Toni “Bankrupt 50-11 Times” Braggston is blaming Fried Okrah Winfrey for the demise of her career…all because the Queen Beef called her out for purchasing Gucci flatware when her pockets were only deep enough to purchase a 12 oz can of coca-cola…guhl bye! :tea:

    • MsB

      Milky says:

      Exactly. I keep my kids occupied and it’s not hard to do. Mothafckers is just lazy.

      ______________________________________

      Ha my oldest daughter at the age of 7 schedule is tight mon-fri she has activities and the weekends are our days as a family. But its to the point that she and my 3 yr old( cant really read) comes to me and are like “ok mama, I’m done and I’ve already read” :lol: No time for the streets!!

    • kahmmillion

      Sad that black women are always being blamed for everything that goes wrong in the black community. When they say “single parent” they are saying single mothers.

      When are they going to start putting the blame on the bum a$s black men that run off and forget that they have sons and daughters behind that need a father’s guidance?

      Doesn’t matter if you are a child’s mother or if you were married to the dude, if he leaves you/divorces you, then you are both in the same boat…a single parent. Doesn’t matter if a court orders him in a divorce decree to give you cs or if you are his child’s mother and you take him to court and they order him to pay cs. If he doesn’t want to pay, the divorce decree nor the cs order isn’t going to make him pay or be a father to the child.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/a19fc5b0a5b0a826c0a201b8ac191b35.png mzwhang90210

      :waves:
      Sandra!
      LuvN
      Divurrr (aww look at the cutie boo)
      Razzle
      Kingston
      San
      Yso
      Vdot

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

      Speaking of spending time with your cotdamn kids, I took the little one skating Saturday. First of all my hair was not done and they told me I couldn’t wear my hat on the floor. So I did the best I could brushing my fro with my wig brush and put it in a single french braid. You can imagine how that looked. Then my fat azz kept skating til I felt the heart attack coming on and took a break and went right back out there. By the time I left I had two sweat stains under my boobies. Quite the site I tell ya.

    • lexdiamonz

      AND i am sorry but with the INVENTION of the internet there is NO EXCUSE for anyone to be uneducated and simple minded tell our youth to stop watching 2 chains BASIC AZZ and logon to KAHN ACADEMY sometimes…..

    • luVn_liFe…

      :newpost: !” DIVAROOOOOOOOOOOO ” :newpost:

    • MsB

      :waves: Good Morning Diva

    • Blackswan

      lol @Bird the things we do for the kids

    • Pinterest_Nazi

      Malik Payne

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      lol @ Bird! You did better than me. I would have sat on the side and watched them skate. Sweat is a freeze curl killer! :lol:

    • Sam

      everyone is a product of their enviroment whether it is good or bad. You either do the same or the opposite of what you are surrounded by.

      anyhoo 4:20

      mornin everybody :hi:

      Diva that baby is gorgeous!!! :yahoo:

    • Sam

      Sweat is a freeze curl killer!
      ^^^
      :ghost:

    • goat76

      Snatching record deals won’t do any good. They can make more being independent.

    • lola

      I too am a product of the inner city. I chose to get degrees and work for things I wanted.
      #choices :coffee:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      It pains me to put up this next post. It really does… :no: :(

    • lexdiamonz

      lola says:

      I too am a product of the inner city. I chose to get degrees and work for things I wanted.

      EXACTLY!!!!

      UNLIKE most third world countries we have the freedom of choice ….. there is a WAR going on for your minds….

    • Ty

      goat76 says:

      Snatching record deals won’t do any good. They can make more being independent.
      ______
      They’re not bright enough to go independent thats why they’re with Def Jam :coffee:

    • lexdiamonz

      :rofl: @ Ty

      so true

    • ashersaharai

      Disgusting, cant believe they even signed this peasant. But I’ve learned a long time ago that this industry is driven by money, nothing else.

    • ReadingIsFundamental

      When Sandra posted that picture of him holding all that money, I laughed. I thought hmmmm so, that is either his front money from a label that he OWES back or that’s his drug money before he gives the supplier the 80 percent cut, 10 percent to his momma, crew and chicks and buys a new pair of kicks and a chain … and then…… broke.

      I have never ever never heard of this dude. Russell and his people shouldn’t even give this lame any type of shine. These enabling ass comments do not help motivate our youth to want better.

    • pointhimout

      yeah he and that lil jojo guy seemed to have beef that went too far. both are alleged gang bangers. lil reese could be heard on one clip telling jojo he was gone kill him. that same day, hours later, lil jojo was dead.

      they’re too young to be caught up in nonsense and basically planning their own funerals. you read some of their twitter pages and these lil cats are like 16-19 talking about i’ma die soon. wtf?

    • pointhimout

      Russels a clown. He tweets bs for attn. I’m convinced. He tweeted ‘RIP Natina’ just to be one of the first ones to break bad news. He aint GAF about that lil chick.

      Also, I kinda get pissed that these lil kids get record deals and are violent, bad as hell, and got records. Steve Harvey was talking about some mentor program a month or so again. I’m like phuck that; hell, I did everything right and nobody mentored and gave me schit. I guess I should;ve held up a store or two, did some grand theft auto and then cried where my daddy to get some attn.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_gGqaUA78I datsmdubya2u

      There are barely any afterschool programs and more often than not, they are living in a single-parent home, with a working guardian who likely does not have the time to constantly shield their children from the drugs and gangs right outside of their front door.

      _____________________________

      well ish sandra thats true. I wish everyone who grows up poor, lonely neglected, abused, not educated, and ignored in the society had the Super Human strength to rise above it an never make a bad choice but its not possible. Yes a few do it but most are just normal human beings and cannot.

    • Taboo01

      Being raised in a single parent home has nothing to do with his behavior. Many Americans grow up in a single family and turn out to be productive citizens. Now if I were here that would have ended a little differently.

      Reporter: “Ma’am why did you stab him?”

      Me: “Did you see the tape?” (as I’m being led to the police car in handcuffs)

      Reporter: “Yes I did and I must say that was a gruesome attack!”

      Me: “Guarantee he’ll think twice before put his hands on a female again.” “Aint nobody got time for dat.” (in my sweet brown voice)

      Reporter: “ There you have it folks”

    • Taboo01

      **Many Americans grow up in a single family home and turn out to be productive citizens.

      **Now if I were her that would have ended a little differently.