Ebony.com goes IN on Russell Simmons and Lil Reese

Russell Simmons Lil Reese

A writer for Ebony.com took Russell Simmons to task for his “half-hearted” blog post condemning little known rapper Lil Reese for assaulting a woman. The writer, Sil Lai Abrams, is a relationship expert and a victim of domestic abuse herself. Lil Reese’s violent assault on high school graduate Tiairah Marie was captured on a cell phone video that went viral online.

Reese later apologized for his earlier defiant response to the public outrage — but only after radio programmers and DJs threatened to boycott his music.

Russell Simmons, who was criticized for approving a post on Global Grind written by a black woman defending Reese’s behavior, wrote a tweet indicating he had no editorial control over his own blog.

“I deplore the violence one editor said boycott him the other said team them I said nothing,” Simmons tweeted on Oct. 29. He later deleted his tweet.

In her editorial on Ebony.com, Abrams wrote:

In his own words, Russell said that he would “uplift Lil Reese in private”? I’ve got a suggestion for him: Please stick to advocacy efforts for veganism, PETA and pre-paid credit cards. The anti-violence women’s movement doesn’t need or want you. However, if you insist on speaking out on violence against women, could you at least take a real stand? That is, one other than a half-hearted blog post that says little more than “Lil Reese did bad. Domestic violence is bad. Stars must use their platform for good. I’ll support him privately and use this situation as an opportunity to make myself look good.”

Women beaters should not be tacitly endorsed for their behavior by being able to keep lucrative record contracts that allow them to sling their violent messages to the masses. If Uncle Russy really wants to take stand on the issue of violence against women, then as the founder of the label that Lil’ Reese is currently signed he should pressure the current owners of Def Jam to drop Lil’ Reese as an artist. In the immortal words of one of Russell’s former artists, Big Daddy Kane, “Ain’t No Half-Steppin” on the issue of violence against women.

Go hard or go home.

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    134 Responses to “Ebony.com goes IN on Russell Simmons and Lil Reese”

    1. 1
      Donna del Gatto says:

      :popcorn:

    2. 2
      VDot says:

      Lil Reese looks slow.

    3. 3
      YSoSrs says:

      :claps: <—Standing ovation for Ms. Abrams. Fck Russell Simmons.

    4. 4
      gbellab says:

      Did Chris Brown get dropped from his label?? Nope he was making them too much $$.

      Theres no excuse for this little skinny jean wearing thug! Can his as$

      An another thing, wasnt he involved in killing another Chicago “rapper”?

      When is enough, enough??

    5. 5

      Eff this crack baby and russ probably sold crack to get on back in the day so eff him too

      :pigsfly:

    6. 6
      Sam says:

      I guess I’m missing something what is wrong with Russell stating he wants to uplift him? Isn’t this what the child needs? Dam if you do dam if you don’t… :no:
      I don’t see anything wrong with what the other editor on his blog had to say either. Everything has a source, and you can almost always connect someone’s behavior back to a source whether it be upbringing and/or enviroment what’s the problem?

    7. 7
      Genia says:

      ……..In his own words, Russell said that he would “uplift Lil Reese in private”? I’ve got a suggestion for him: Please stick to advocacy efforts for veganism, PETA and pre-paid credit cards.
      ___________________________________________________________________
      Actually Mr. Simmons..(raises hand) if i may?…please consider not sticking to the pre-paid credit card…it is predatory. You are charging individuals that lack the means to secure a conventional bank account, to withdraw and or make purchases with their own hard earned money. $5.00 a withdrawal/or merchant purchase, in addition to your monthly fee is excessive, unfair and a bit flucked-up. IJS

    8. 8
      Miany says:

      We cannot expect businessmen to care about US. If I were the head of Def Jam I wouldn’t drop Lil’ Reese knowing the money I’d lose. If he loses this record deal someone else will sign him, that is just bad for business. WE as a public need to take a stance (I’ve personally never heard a song from Reese or Chief Keef, everything I hear about them is from the blogs,everyone is outraged by their actions.)If the public stops buying foolishness the record labels will stop selling it.

    9. 9
      CheBell says:

      Amen! Never liked Rus and don’t know who this Reese child is but no behavior like this should be rewarded. This child is going to meet the wrong one and it will not end well for him.

    10. 10
      brownskin A.K.A Creamy says:

      I have no neveamind in this story :coffee:

    11. 11
      J Said it! says:

      Do not conform to this world… These demonic spirits are loose! Have some control people and do not fall for their fallicies

    12. 12
      Sam says:

      Actually Mr. Simmons..(raises hand) if i may?…please consider not sticking to the pre-paid credit card…it is predatory. You are charging individuals that lack the means to secure a conventional bank account, to withdraw and or make purchases with their own hard earned money. $5.00 a withdrawal/or merchant purchase, in addition to your monthly fee is excessive, unfair and a bit flucked-up. IJS
      ^^^^^
      NOW THIS :applause:

    13. 13

      Genia says:

      ……..In his own words, Russell said that he would “uplift Lil Reese in private”? I’ve got a suggestion for him: Please stick to advocacy efforts for veganism, PETA and pre-paid credit cards.
      ___________________________________________________________________
      Actually Mr. Simmons..(raises hand) if i may?…please consider not sticking to the pre-paid credit card…it is predatory. You are charging individuals that lack the means to secure a conventional bank account, to withdraw and or make purchases with their own hard earned money. $5.00 a withdrawal/or merchant purchase, in addition to your monthly fee is excessive, unfair and a bit flucked-up. IJS

      :cosign: EXACTLY FOH!

    14. 14
      Smonae80 says:

      Ion see nothing wrong with what Russ said, this young man obviously needs guidance & Russ is offering that in private

    15. 15
      J Said it! says:

      Uncle rus… something aint right with the uncle in the front of his name.. but Russ and his brother Rev Run always talkin holier than thou! You know they have so many damn ghost, skeletons, caskets and bones in their closets..

    16. 16
      Donna del Gatto says:

      Russ has been full of doo-doo to me for a very long time…with his heavy lisp talkin’ ass!

    17. 17
      prynsexxx says:

      VDot says:

      Lil Reese looks slow.
      ________________

      Lil Reese IS slow.

    18. 18
      YSoSrs says:

      @MILANY

      I agree about personal responsibility but also fee that EVERYONE needs play a part in something like this. Especially the ones with the money. Many folks don’t listen till you stop talking to their bank accounts.

    19. 19
      lovezoe says:

      These executives will start caring when their bank acct suffers

    20. 20
      Milky says:

      Actually Mr. Simmons..(raises hand) if i may?…please consider not sticking to the pre-paid credit card…it is predatory. You are charging individuals that lack the means to secure a conventional bank account, to withdraw and or make purchases with their own hard earned money. $5.00 a withdrawal/or merchant purchase, in addition to your monthly fee is excessive, unfair and a bit flucked-up. IJS

      _______________________________________________
      :cosign: those high a** cards that put low income families in greater debt than what they already are in… Why does he and Kimora charge so much in fees and per transaction. They could at least be comparable with the banks if you’re trying to help ur people. Russ Simmons is all for self.. I really dont think he care about the poor at all!!

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    22. 22
      J Said it! says:

      Damn right Abrams.. The massess glorify these celebrities and behind close doors, they are the engine that keeps this going!!! Callin em out!!!…

    23. 23
      Sam says:

      JUST MY OPINION
      I don’t think Def Jam would drop him, what needs to happen is for people to not buy his music if they are so outraged. But let’s be honesty here, violence and ignorance sells, if it didn’t it would be no basketball wives, no couples therapy no VH1, BET, or MTV. People tune in for the fckery. Just as Iylana told Evelyn “you have been rewarded for being a thug among women” and she was correct. It’s ton of good things going on in Chicago and other urban cities but you would never hear about it because ignorance/violence is what people tune in for.

      If Russell wants to uplift this young man and give him guidance I think that is a good thing he obvious needs it by his actions

    24. 24
      Donna del Gatto says:

      Does Russ still toot it up like the Morning Wood?

    25. 25
      rockstar says:

      Boycott Def Jam Artist until they drop him. I think if we actually saw the footage of Chris beating Rhianna down, his career would be buried more than 6 feet.

    26. 26
      Milky says:

      i know im late, but what the hell was that for Morning Wood! I didnt see any wood at all. Just stretch marks!! was the nudey pose for a gay magazine?

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      brownskin A.K.A Creamy says:

      Actually Mr. Simmons..(raises hand) if i may?…please consider not sticking to the pre-paid credit card…it is predatory. You are charging individuals that lack the means to secure a conventional bank account, to withdraw and or make purchases with their own hard earned money. $5.00 a withdrawal/or merchant purchase, in addition to your monthly fee is excessive, unfair and a bit flucked-
      ________________________________________________________

      My opinon the people are playing on their own self. if people take time to read and understand the things that pretain to their everyday life folks cant make fools out of them. everything is by choice and if you choose that choice that is on you, yes it is absoutly corrupt for him to charge these fees, but the regular banks do it everyday all day, why cause no one choose to educate themselves on Banking and how it is ran. :coffee:

    28. 28
      J Said it! says:

      Sam says:

      I guess I’m missing something what is wrong with Russell stating he wants to uplift him? Isn’t this what the child needs? Dam if you do dam if you don’t…
      I don’t see anything wrong with what the other editor on his blog had to say either. Everything has a source, and you can almost always connect someone’s behavior back to a source whether it be upbringing and/or enviroment what’s the problem?

      ~~~~
      Aint nothing wrong, but the message is… do it publicly! Hes trying to serve two masters here!!!!

    29. 29
      Diva says:

      Uncle Russ tried to give Kola Boof some gifts to hush up her story about Kimora and Djiimon, allegedly!!!!

    30. 30
      Xena68 says:

      Ion know him

    31. 31
      Miany says:

      rockstar says:

      Boycott Def Jam Artist until they drop him. I think if we actually saw the footage of Chris beating Rhianna down, his career would be buried more than 6 feet.

      …SAD but, the pic of Rihanna’s bruised face didn’t sink his career so I doubt the footage would’ve affected him that much.

    32. 32
      NaijaGal says:

      Genia says:

      Actually Mr. Simmons..(raises hand) if i may?…please consider not sticking to the pre-paid credit card…it is predatory. You are charging individuals that lack the means to secure a conventional bank account, to withdraw and or make purchases with their own hard earned money. $5.00 a withdrawal/or merchant purchase, in addition to your monthly fee is excessive, unfair and a bit flucked-up. IJS
      ==================
      tabernacle…I had the same argument when Magic Johnson was endorsing rent a center

    33. 33
      3halos says:

      UPLIFT my arse. You mean, he is a paycheck and he’s not going to DROP anybody if he has a ROI on them.

      F’ Russ and his whole crew. MENTOR my foot. Jokers always turning a blind eye when you got your hand in the cookie jar. Hence, You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do NOTHING for him.

      Sorry b@st@rd. Him and his signed crack-baby.

    34. 34
      Sam says:

      Aint nothing wrong, but the message is… do it publicly! Hes trying to serve two masters here!!!!^^
      ^^
      why tho? :shrug: If the counsel is for Lil Reese why does the masses needed to be included on it? Should this be skyped or televised?

    35. 35
      Donna del Gatto says:

      Diva says:

      Uncle Russ tried to give Kola Boof some gifts to hush up her story about Kimora and Djiimon, allegedly!!!!

      ____________

      :rofl: why do I believe this! Kola Boof is a card-carrying lunatic…but I :heart: the way she goes in on folks with no vaseline…

    36. 36
      YSoSrs says:

      @3HALOS

      Welp. I don’t need to say anything else cause you just said it. :coffee:

    37. 37
      Miany says:

      YSoSrs says:

      @MILANY

      I agree about personal responsibility but also fee that EVERYONE needs play a part in something like this. Especially the ones with the money. Many folks don’t listen till you stop talking to their bank accounts.
      ….yup! unfortunately in this case I think the ones “talking” to this guys bank account could care less about the issues. These self raised kids today are so lost.

    38. 38
      Genia says:

      brownskin A.K.A Creamy says:
      ________________________________________________________
      My opinon the people are playing on their own self. if people take time to read and understand the things that pretain to their everyday life folks cant make fools out of them. everything is by choice and if you choose that choice that is on you, yes it is absoutly corrupt for him to charge these fees, but the regular banks do it everyday all day, why cause no one choose to educate themselves on Banking and how it is ran.
      ________________________________________________________
      I don’t disagree with you on our responsibility to educate ourselves on such matters. But it take issue with his marketing tag line, which stresses financial independence in the community. How independent can i be, if every time i go buy toilet paper..i got to give this nigga $5.00. He might as well hang out at the pool hall and work out the back office and send goons when i’m late paying.

      Hell my great grandmother didn’t have a bank account until she was in her 60’s. She kept her dough pinned to her bosom..she died debt free too.

    39. 39
      Ty says:

      Yeah that dumb azz blog post pissed me off too. They were basically saying that his actions were acceptable due to his surroundings and upbringings :cuss: Where u live doesn’t dictate your future nor does it affect your will power. They found their way to Def Jam :coffee:

    40. 40
      Sam says:

      Also how much money is Lil reese really making for russell if he still on the outside of chicago livin with his mother supposedly? Who is buying his music, before these incidents I have never even heard of him. <—not that I count for the world but IJS

    41. 41
      Diva says:

      Donna del Gatto says:

      Diva says:

      Uncle Russ tried to give Kola Boof some gifts to hush up her story about Kimora and Djiimon, allegedly!!!!

      ____________

      why do I believe this! Kola Boof is a card-carrying lunatic…but I the way she goes in on folks with no vaseline…

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      No vaseline at all…that bish say she is more powerful than Russ or Kimora and she let both of em know.

    42. 42
      ReadingIsFundamental says:

      There are plenty of young men and women in the hood that don’t want to be there. They are working hard through the bullsh*t to get out. Those are the ones I reach out to FIRST and try to give a voice to. When I step in to Oakland, I don’t just start talking to people or making assumptions. I listen. I give where my soul tell me to. I have to leave the hood nigg*s that want to rep their hoods and stay in the game alone with a silent prayer. I just wonder if, (because I have no clue), Mr. Simmons gives the same type of support for the young men really trying to get out of the game and who do not glorify the lifestyles they have been thrown in to. Russell can throw his money and support at whomever he wants but, I’m not down with his cause. He is like a recessive tax in the hood; he gives just enough to take a lot. IMO

    43. 43
      YSoSrs says:

      Fck Kola Boof. Whore. :coffee:

    44. 44
      Keesh says:

      I wonder if thats a mole or a buger on Ms. Abrams face :thinking:

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      brownskin A.K.A Creamy says:

      @Genia

      Hell my great grandmother didn’t have a bank account until she was in her 60?s. She kept her dough pinned to her bosom..she died debt free too.

      ____________________________________________________

      I love your Granny She was a smart woman :yes:

    46. 46
      Bootcampgirl says:

      Afternoon all :yahoo:
      I know I’m late but, thank GOD that Sandy had little in my little part of the world except, for a little flooding in my apt. Has anyone heard from the rest of the eastcoasters’?
      In more important news, did I miss any fluckery? Point me to the post please…
      On topic: I got’s nothin..

    47. 47
      YSoSrs says:

      @BOOTCAMP

      A little fckery in the Chris Brown post downstairs. Coulda been worse.

    48. 48
      luVn_liFe... says:

      I’ve got a suggestion for him: Please stick to advocacy efforts for veganism, PETA and pre-paid credit cards <- :yes:

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      GellySammich says:

      lol Yso gonna put whore after any statement about this woman for the rest of forever

    50. 50
      Donna del Gatto says:

      @YSo

      :lol: didn’t she say she’s a “FREE WOMAN” & award winning novelist, poet & television writer??? :sarcasm:

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      Diva says:

      YSoSrs says:

      Fck Kola Boof. Whore.

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      I saw she tweeted you…..

    52. 52
      Diva says:

      Donna del Gatto says:

      @YSo

      didn’t she say she’s a “FREE WOMAN” & award winning novelist, poet & television writer???

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Bish say men love her cause she accept them as they are! :smack:

    53. 53
      Sam says:

      says:

      Yeah that dumb azz blog post pissed me off too. They were basically saying that his actions were acceptable due to his surroundings and upbringings Where u live doesn’t dictate your future nor does it affect your will power. They found their way to Def Jam
      ^^^
      I didn’t get that they were saying it was acceptable moreso than they were trying to state the source of his behavior. I believe how you were raised and your enviroment plays a huge part in how you develop. You either do the same or the opposite or find a medium so where. You either choose to do what you see acted out or you choose to do the opposite.

    54. 54
      Milky says:

      fcuk mother nature!!!!

    55. 55
      Ty says:

      Smonae80 says:

      Ion see nothing wrong with what Russ said, this young man obviously needs guidance & Russ is offering that in private
      __________
      Its bs IMO. What Reese needs is counseling and school but that wasn’t offered :coffee: He has anger issues which is understandable and when u know better, u tend to do better. Russ is full of shyt

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      Genia says:

      I have a question: Why does it always have to be about “getting out the hood” why can’t we stay in our communities and uplift our neighbor hoods. gentrification is the “system” going in and snatching up your grandparents homes, the homes you played in and spent time in and upgrading the neighbor hood..why can’t we do that?

      S/N: to all the new people that don’t know me…let me say for the record i am usually not as serious on here…but i just sat in on a class with Kathleen Cleaver..got me feeling some kind a way

      Carry on

    57. 57
      GellySammich says:

      Diva says:

      Donna del Gatto says:

      @YSo

      didn’t she say she’s a “FREE WOMAN” & award winning novelist, poet & television writer???

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Bish say men love her cause she accept them as they are! :smack:

      _____________________

      What room she have to be picky? Have you seen her?!

    58. 58

      Welp, she told him! :tea:

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      YSoSrs says:

      @GELLYSAMMICH

      Sure am. Hmph. :coffee:

      I like your name btw. If you’re new :welcome: If you ain’t, I hope I wasn’t a Meanie McMeanie to you before.

      @feGatto

      Oh yes. Free with her pussy. We all need to be like her.

      @DIVA

      Yeah. Whore.

    60. 60
      NaijaGal says:

      Sam says:

      Also how much money is Lil reese really making for russell if he still on the outside of chicago livin with his mother supposedly? Who is buying his music, before these incidents I have never even heard of him.
      ===========================
      you never know…remember the new edition story…went on tours, sold millions, went back to the projects with the bike and some coins

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      J Said it! says:

      Tell em Genia… Preach!!! because now they (whitey) want to live in the hood gentrification at its best

    62. 62
      Diva says:

      GellySammich says:

      Diva says:

      Donna del Gatto says:

      @YSo

      didn’t she say she’s a “FREE WOMAN” & award winning novelist, poet & television writer???

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Bish say men love her cause she accept them as they are!

      _____________________

      What room she have to be picky? Have you seen her?!

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      I have and baybeh……she fuggly as fucc!

    63. 63
      Sam says:

      Its bs IMO. What Reese needs is counseling and school but that wasn’t offered He has anger issues which is understandable and when u know better, u tend to do better. Russ is full of shyt
      ^^
      Maybe he looks up to Russell :shrug: we will never know. Maybe he can point him in the right direction.

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      Donna del Gatto say
      Does Russ still toot it up like the Morning Wood?

      ~ ~ ~ ~

      :hahaha:
      YuP!

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      Genia says:

      J Said it! says:

      Tell em Genia… Preach!!! because now they (whitey) want to live in the hood gentrification at its best
      ___________________________________________________
      Thank you J (fists-bump)

    66. 66
      NaijaGal says:

      Genia says:

      I have a question: Why does it always have to be about “getting out the hood” why can’t we stay in our communities and uplift our neighbor hoods. gentrification is the “system” going in and snatching up your grandparents homes, the homes you played in and spent time in and upgrading the neighbor hood..why can’t we do that?
      ======================
      b/c mixing in with folks means you’ve made it…keeping and cultivating your own ish means you’ve regressed

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      Milky says:

      I have and baybeh……she fuggly as fucc!

      ________________________________
      yeah i dont see what these men are attracted to! U must got a helluva head game or some bomb a** pocketbook!!

    68. 68
      luVn_liFe... says:

      Milky says:
      fcuk mother nature!!!!
      ~ ~ ~ ~
      OH boy Milk . . i would offer you a :cheers: but My Mother aslways said it makes it worse!

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      Genia says:

      Reese gotta get it like CB had to get it…if CB and struck a basic chick wouldn’t he have suffered the same uproar? IJS….cancel this Reese kid, like they attempted to cancel CB .

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      Sam says:

      you never know…remember the new edition story…went on tours, sold millions, went back to the projects with the bike and some coins
      ^^^^
      Yeah you are right about that. I haven’t heard of any releases or albums from him or him touring anywhere. He’s making videos from his basement I read somewhere. I’m sure Russel has some “investments” in him as we all have investments in something, whether it be monetary, spiritual or phyiscal.

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      YSoSrs says:

      I won’t go in on Kola looks. Got my own to worry about. But her attitude and outlook on life makes her extremely ugly. And a whore. :coffee:

    72. 72
      GellySammich says:

      @Yso thanks for the welcome… I don’t think you’re mean. I understand your nonchalant attitude cuz uuummm we share a bday (no I ain’t a stalker. I only remember your bday cuz well dammit it’s minez too).

    73. 73
      Genia says:

      NaijaGal says:

      Genia says:
      I have a question: Why does it always have to be about “getting out the hood” why can’t we stay in our communities and uplift our neighbor hoods. gentrification is the “system” going in and snatching up your grandparents homes, the homes you played in and spent time in and upgrading the neighbor hood..why can’t we do that?
      ======================
      b/c mixing in with folks means you’ve made it…keeping and cultivating your own ish means you’ve regressed
      ___________________________________________________________________
      I hate it…and when the revolution starts…i’d rather be in the hood.

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      ReadingIsFundamental says:

      @Genia,

      Many of the people I talk to want to get out because getting out of the environment would help motivate them. People who don’t have anything are not likely to be motivated or even able to do anything with the suppressive surroundings. It’s like telling a woman who gets beat daily to stay and try to make her home a better place the best she can when in fact, she simply can’t. She may need to leave all together in order to maybe come back one day a healthier person. For those of us who are more fortunate, surely we should be in the hoods doing what we can to better the environments. But, the people who are already there may need to leave in order to get healthier to come back one day and make a difference.

      Just giving you another point of view. I saw in another post that you are for some reason seeking flaws in the opinions of others and I’m not one to go back and forth with people on an entertainment blog but, I feel your question was genuine so, there is another view for you to consider since you asked.

      -carry on

    75. 75
      Diva says:

      Milky and Luvn, where my drank at? :huh:

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      prynsexxx says:

      Milky says:

      fcuk mother nature!!!!
      _________________

      B/c believe you, me, we have fvk’d her to death.

      #sandy
      #katrina
      #tsunami

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      Diva says:

      YSoSrs says:

      I won’t go in on Kola looks. Got my own to worry about. But her attitude and outlook on life makes her extremely ugly. And a whore.

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      You keep saying WHORE :rofl: She has a stank attitude that’s for sure

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      YSoSrs says:

      I’m proud to be from the hood. I’m still hood adjacent cause I still got hood tendencies that I choose to embrace. They come in handy. :yes:

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      @DiVa
      aint No Dranks! Milky cant have it :nono: right Nah

    80. 80
      prynsexxx says:

      prynsexxx says:

      Milky says:
      fcuk mother nature!!!!
      _________________
      B/c believe you, me, we have fvk’d her to death.
      #sandy
      #katrina
      #tsunami
      _____________________

      O’an menstruals. :smack: :rofl:

    81. 81
      Diva says:

      luVn_liFe… says:

      @DiVa
      aint No Dranks! Milky cant have it right Nah

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      But I can……Milky gone just have to sit on the sidelines…chit give me her drink and I’ll drank it in her honor :smile:

    82. 82
      Sam says:

      YSoSrs says:

      I won’t go in on Kola looks. Got my own to worry about. But her attitude and outlook on life makes her extremely ugly. And a whore.
      ^^
      you are always consistent

    83. 83
      Milky says:

      OH boy Milk . . i would offer you a but My Mother aslways said it makes it worse!

      __________________________
      thanks for the thought bew!
      @diva here’s u drank :koolaid3: but u should rub my neck and temples i feel yucky!!! :cry:

    84. 84
      DownBottom says:

      :tea:

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      YSoSrs says:

      @SAM

      Thank you. Even if that wasn’t a compliment. :grin:

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      3halos says:

      IMO gentrification is their way of racial cleansing and moving THEM in to take over to make it nice. It is supported in PART by the dayum US government that puts such high tax prices on the homes that most folks can’t afford to truly own anymore.

      I lived in DC for 5 years and that’s exactly what they did. Offered up excess of $25K to folks to move out of dilapidated homes that their grandparents left and dropped them off in PG county. Then ‘gentrification’ began and those boxed up homes were torn down, renovated, put all kinds of bars and restaurants in the hoods and white people moved in like droves paying at least 300-400K. Displaced crackheads with $25K in their hands didn’t get MENTORED, they simply got MISPLACED to now cause mayhem and madness north of where they originally lived. I visit DC sometimes and don’t even recognize many parts…

      NOW, I live outside of Chicago (yes, the burbs now) and believe you me, even IF I will pay off my home sometimes soon, in THESE PARTS, you can pay anywhere between 15k ON AVERAGE for taxes…believe me that’s mid-range or low. High is about 22K+ YES FOR DAYUM TAXES. So even after I potentially pay off my house, Uncle Ham sitting there waiting on my $1250+ TAX payment per month not including insurance.

      I swear I feel like a dayum slave. How am I going to OWN a house and pay more in taxes than some do on MORTGAGES? The hell with trying to PASS a paid off house to my kids. This ish is crazy.

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      georgia queen says:

      His music will probably sell more with this controversy surrounding him. Disgusting. Some people are just crazy no matter what environment they come from. People should make sure their kids do not support his or anyone else’s ignorant so-called music.

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      Genia says:

      ReadingIsFundamental says:

      @Genia,
      Many of the people I talk to want to get out because getting out of the environment would help motivate them. People who don’t have anything are not likely to be motivated or even able to do anything with the suppressive surroundings. It’s like telling a woman who gets beat daily to stay and try to make her home a better place the best she can when in fact, she simply can’t. She may need to leave all together in order to maybe come back one day a healthier person. For those of us who are more fortunate, surely we should be in the hoods doing what we can to better the environments. But, the people who are already there may need to leave in order to get healthier to come back one day and make a difference.
      ______________________________________________________________
      I can consider that concept

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      :hug: Milky
      Ok DIVA You talked Mr Into an early get the Weekend Crunk Drank :cheers:

      DB :hug:

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      Milky says:

      But I can……Milky gone just have to sit on the sidelines…chit give me her drink and I’ll drank it in her honor

      ___________________________
      DAMN, u will throw a u girl under da bus for a drank. Hmmmm!! After all the good massages and dranks I’ve poured for u….

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      DownBottom says:

      :hi: @Luvn :hug:

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      Donna del Gatto says:

      Why do these people’s piss poor planning constitute an emergency for me??? *sighs*

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      mzwhang90210 says:

      :hug:
      Milkayyy ( I LOVE that lil puss!!)

      Wow. People STILL vilify Chris Brown..but this lil crack puppet gets a pass/uplifting??

      :hailnaw:

      Was I the ONLY one who saw his window-lickin arse JUMP UP AND DOWN stomping that chick??? What if he’da paralyzed her??

      What if that hadda been one of Russells lil girls?? I agree with the folks who said its all about $$$.

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      <—-

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      Sam says:

      Yso
      :rofl: I just noticed that you don’t sway with the masses tis all. It appears from your font you have a mind of your own it’s an attractive trait to carry no :homoswitch:

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      Milky says:

      Milkayyy ( I LOVE that lil puss!!)

      __________________________
      read this again and imagine how i read it at first. :rofl:

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      mzwhang90210 says:

      Milky says: read this again and imagine how i read it at first.

      ________________________
      :hahaha:

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      NaijaGal says:

      They’re doing gentrification in Houston…but it always poses the question where do you think these people will go…who do you think is about to break into your houses to try and sustain a living…shotgun houses or not, the homes are owned and taxes are at most a few hundred dollars…yet you expect these folks to now come up with at least $800 every month for apartments…crazy ish

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      YSoSrs says:

      @SAM

      Aw thanks. *slightly homo cause of the lip biting thing your Gravi is doing*

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      Genia says:

      Just giving you another point of view. I saw in another post that you are for some reason seeking flaws in the opinions of others and I’m not one to go back and forth with people on an entertainment blog but, I feel your question was genuine so, there is another view for you to consider since you asked.
      -carry on
      ________________________________________________________________
      “seeking flaws in the opinions of others”…???? testy? curious? wtf?

      opinions are the seeds of debate dear one….it is the back and forth that increases ones level of understanding in the new view….

      i am familiar with my e-opponent(in the post in which you are referring to) and i am almost certain…she understood it as a healthy exchange and not a line in the sand…

      soooooooooooooooooooo :blink:

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      Sam says:

      NaijaGal says:

      They’re doing gentrification in Houston…but it always poses the question where do you think these people will go…who do you think is about to break into your houses to try and sustain a living…shotgun houses or not, the homes are owned and taxes are at most a few hundred dollars…yet you expect these folks to now come up with at least $800 every month for apartments…crazy ish
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      anyone from Chicago on here, is this what they did to the projects on state street? and part of cabrini? I always thought how could they have projects in the middle of downtown?

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      Genia says:

      OTB?????????????????????????????????????????? (angel harps playing)

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      Diva says:

      Milky says:

      OH boy Milk . . i would offer you a but My Mother aslways said it makes it worse!

      __________________________
      thanks for the thought bew!
      @diva here’s u drank but u should rub my neck and temples i feel yucky!!!

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      alright, let me stop being selfish *puts drink down and rubs Milky’s neck and temples*

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      Diva says:

      luVn_liFe… says:

      Milky
      Ok DIVA You talked Mr Into an early get the Weekend Crunk Drank

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      :buttshake: that’s my girl :happy:

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      Diva says:

      mzwhang90210 says:

      Milky says: read this again and imagine how i read it at first.

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      *falls the fucc out* I read the same thing!!!!!

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      NaijaGal says:

      Is Camille Winbush (Nessa on Bernie Mac) related to Angela Winbush???

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      Caramel Cutie says:

      I dont really know what “hood” everyone is speaking on but my neighborhood that I grew up in is ok.. about 95% AA but I live in a small town. Most of the homes are nice brick homes w/garages and what not..There are good ppl and bad ppl jsut like anywhere else…

      By “hood” do yall mean the projects? who would want to live in the projects? If you live in the projects, you are surrounded by other low income ppl, high crime rates and high teenage pregnancy rates..If I lived in the hood I’d want to get out too..

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      Caramel Cutie says:

      I dont really know what “hood” everyone is speaking on but my neighborhood that I grew up in is ok.. about 95% AA but I live in a small town. Most of the homes are nice brick homes w/garages and what not..There are good ppl and bad ppl jsut like anywhere else…

      By “hood” do yall mean the projects? who would want to live in the projects? If you live in the projects, you are surrounded by other low income ppl, high crime rates and high teenage pregnancy rates..If I lived in the hood I’d want to get out too..

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      3halos says:

      I live outside of Chicago and venture in weekly. Cabrini use to hold over 15000 folks and WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Have you seen the new condos and retail stores? Supposedly 20% was set aside for “affordable house” yeah right… But the rest are selling for up to $850K I CRAP YOU NOT. So since 2000, more than $2 BILLION in residential property has been sold within 2 blocks of Cabrini.

      NOW CHECK THIS OUT…. all of the previous renters…had the “right to return’ to a new apt on site BUT CAN THEY AFFORD IT? CMOM REALLY? If they couldn’t afford the new ones, they could take a rent subsidy voucher (ahem section 8) and live somewhere else… Most of them have moved to other ares of Chicago… poor areas…

      GENTRIFICATION IS NEVER A GOOD THING PEOPLE… just cause you’re moving my cheese around does not mean you are mentoring me to get more cheese or better cheese… It means, move out your dayum way so you can live better while I go squander somewhere new.

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      Milky says:

      alright, let me stop being selfish *puts drink down and rubs Milky’s neck and temples*

      _______________________________________
      that’s much better. now put ur damn feet up here so i can rub them while u rub mine!!! I feel like the gurl from im gone get u sucka “NO CRAMPPPPS”!!!!

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      CTchica says:

      Why does he want to “uplift him in private”?

      Why am I getting Joe Simpson similar/familiar feelings here?

      My mind is in the gutter….. I will stop now!

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      mzwhang90210 says:

      Diva says:

      mzwhang90210 says:

      Milky says: read this again and imagine how i read it at first.

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      *falls the fucc out* I read the same thing!!!!!
      _________________________________________

      Gimme them dranks cuz y’all iz just…. :hahaha:

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      Genia says:

      more than $2 BILLION in residential property has been sold within 2 blocks of Cabrini.
      ____________________________________________________________________
      WOW!! shut da fluck up!!!! 2Billion? Cabrini was just torn down in 2010..am i right? That’s a billion per year…WOW..speechless

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      Milky says:

      Milkayyy ( I LOVE that lil puss!!)

      __________________________
      read this again and imagine how i read it at first.

      _________________________________________________
      I guess im mzwhang’s BISH now or she’s mine since she’s in love and shait!!

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      Milky says:

      uplift him in private”?

      ___________________________
      is Russ goin to uplift his butt cheeks?

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      PiscesRising says:

      I think Russell’s support of Lil Reese is deplorable. And we, as a public, as other posters have said, simply need to stop supporting these artists who do nothing but promote a lifestyle of thuggery, promiscuity & the imbibement of ridiculous amounts of drugs/alcohol.

      Lil Reese is a prime example of what happenes when these companies care more about their bottom dollar than the message their artists are sending to mostly young, Black & male fans. He jumped up & down on the head of a young lady whose house he invaded, with friends in tow, and Russell Simmons came out to support him and he got media buzz. This is sick. Part of the reason why I no longer support ANY rap music outside of the conscious rappers.

      Also- while I do find fault with gentrification (in some aspects) and the Rush card, I agree that it is up to the CONSUMER to be aware of the terms of what they are agreeing to. In both cases. In those areas where they are paying homeowners $25k to move and putting them into apts only to sell their plots of land for $300k+, it really is up to the homeowners to read the fine print. Usually, all it takes is the attendance of one community development planning/city hall meeting or reading up on suggested zoning laws under consideration for your district to see EXACTLY what they are trying to do in the future.

      The well-informed homeowner says, “no- You are looking to sell this place for $300-400K, I’ll let it go to you for $330k. Otherwise, I’ll keep it and let my property value go up until someone is willing to offer me full price + to sell.”

      But many just refuse to look beyond that measly check, or the paltry Rush Card commercials.

      /rant.

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      Ty says:

      YSoSrs says:

      I’m proud to be from the hood. I’m still hood adjacent cause I still got hood tendencies that I choose to embrace. They come in handy
      ________
      :cheers: And will proudly turn it on/off when applicable :coffee:

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      GG :hug: :hug:

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      mzwhang90210 says:

      @Genia
      3Halos
      Naij
      I’m learnin alot from y’all that I didn’t know! :thumbsup:

      @Milkayyy u just made me cackle out loud..and I do mean LOUD!!
      :hahaha:

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      Sam says:

      3halos

      I figured as much. When my family was talking about it I was like where are the people going to go?
      But I think sometimes people confuse race issues with class issues. I for one do not want to live in an area where there are predominately welfare and/or section 8 folks. Stone me if you must :coffee: I stay in a working class neighborhood that includes ALL races. No I am not stating that all welfare/section 8 folks are bad/horrible people, but I judge because I’ve been there

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      NaijaGal says:

      3halos says:

      I live outside of Chicago and venture in weekly. Cabrini use to hold over 15000 folks and WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Have you seen the new condos and retail stores? Supposedly 20% was set aside for “affordable house” yeah right… But the rest are selling for up to $850K I CRAP YOU NOT. So since 2000, more than $2 BILLION in residential property has been sold within 2 blocks of Cabrini.

      NOW CHECK THIS OUT…. all of the previous renters…had the “right to return’ to a new apt on site BUT CAN THEY AFFORD IT? CMOM REALLY? If they couldn’t afford the new ones, they could take a rent subsidy voucher (ahem section 8) and live somewhere else… Most of them have moved to other ares of Chicago… poor areas…

      GENTRIFICATION IS NEVER A GOOD THING PEOPLE… just cause you’re moving my cheese around does not mean you are mentoring me to get more cheese or better cheese… It means, move out your dayum way so you can live better while I go squander somewhere new.
      ====================================
      :yes: and boom goes the dynamite

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      Milky says:

      @Milkayyy u just made me cackle out loud..and I do mean LOUD!!

      ___________________________________
      Good becuz ur font had me like :

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      Milky says:

      @Milkayyy u just made me cackle out loud..and I do mean LOUD!!

      ________________________________
      good becuz ur font had me like :blink:

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      mzwhang90210 says:

      PiscesRising says:
      But many just refuse to look beyond that measly check, or the paltry Rush Card commercials.
      _____________________

      I totally get what ur saying but sometimes people can be aware…but have NO other choice but to take what’s given.
      CIP—-somebody with horrible credit, having to accept vehicle financing at 23% APR…AND give a 60% downpayment.
      Or folks who have no other option except to use those blood sucking payday loan companies!

      To folks who don’t have ish…or who are in dire straights… $25K looks like a God send.

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      prynsexxx says:

      How am I going to OWN a house and pay more in taxes than some do on MORTGAGES?
      ______________________________________

      I never believe you really OWN a home as long as you still have to pay someone *ahem*taxes/government*ahem* to stay there. B/c guess what happens if you miss a payment…. :whistle: “Why don’t you rap on my door. Tap on my windooooww pane. (chorus) Tap on my window pane”. They coming to take what you thought was yours. IJS

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      Ty says:

      anyone from Chicago on here, is this what they did to the projects on state street? and part of cabrini? I always thought how could they have projects in the middle of downtown?
      ___________
      Thats exactly what they did :coffee:

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      prynsexxx says:

      3 halos says:

      just cause you’re moving my cheese around does not mean you are mentoring me to get more cheese or better cheese…
      ____________________________

      Did you read that book “Who Moved My Cheese”? :think:

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      Ty says:

      more than $2 BILLION in residential property has been sold within 2 blocks of Cabrini.
      _________
      :yes: Those not familiar with Cabrini its the same projects where they filmed the first Candyman movie :coffee:

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      mzwhang90210 says:

      @Milkayyy…I was referencing the lil pussycat in your gravi heffa!!

      pours yo ~~~> :koolaid3: out…

      just call me the drank Nazi!!

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      PiscesRising says:

      -MzWhang

      I totally agree. Sometimes life does hand out those sour lose-lose deals. But in those moments, people have to give up the idea of instant gratification.

      Is it better to buy a car with 60% down and interest so high that you’ll forever be underwater on the loan….or is better just to wait a while longer, and continue on the bus until you can get yourself in better shape financially to get a more fair deal?

      Unfortunately, too many people let current dire situations lead them to accepting the terms of what will be an even more dire situation in the future.

      It’s sometimes better to struggle in the present and be right-side up for the future, than to accept the easy way out now and struggle forever later on.

      But this is only my opinion and I respect your view of things as well.

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      Genia says:

      prynsexxx says:
      _____________________________________
      I never believe you really OWN a home as long as you still have to pay someone *ahem*taxes/government*ahem* to stay there. B/c guess what happens if you miss a payment…. “Why don’t you rap on my door. Tap on my windooooww pane. (chorus) Tap on my window pane”. They coming to take what you thought was yours. IJS

      _____________________________________________________________________
      Oh yeah i get that 100%…..Has anyone read Rich Dad Poor Dad? The Author’s philosophy is why purchase a home if you won’t earn money from the home…because 25 to 30% of your income is going into that home for 30 some odd years..

      better to purchase a home for 90K straight, no loan no debt. and then earn $900 a month from its rental return as you move on to your next level in life.

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      3halos says:

      LMAO @prynsexxx. I literally just grabbed three of my kids stringy cheese lunch snacks and now I’m about to pay for it.

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      prynsexxx says:

      @Genia

      I have that book sitting on my nightstand right next to a dusty ass Zane novel and one of the “Dutch” series books. LOL But yes, I have Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

      @3halos

      No, I’m serious, there is a book called “Who Moved My Cheese?”. LOL

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      3halos says:

      LOL. I have read that book ! I just felt guilty when you said ‘cheese’… (like you were spying on me with all the cheese I just ate–sshhhh :). Super Quick read but good points!

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