Russell Simmons Defends Rihanna’s Rockstar Lifestyle


doesn’t take kindly to disses thrown at Rihanna. Taking a quick break from his busy schedule, his mogul-ness decided to let loose on the chatter that industry men and fans are making about the über sexual Bajan star.

Last week, Chris Brown seemingly took a few shots at his ex-girlfriend on his “Theraflu” freestyle, insinuating that she was a bit of a hoe. And he’s not the first, since Ri’s reckless love life has been scrutinized since the days following her incident with Breezy.

Is she fed up? Did she turn to the former Def Jam head for a few words of wisdom?

Nonetheless, the Yoga enthusiast felt compelled to tell the haters to “Get Off Rihanna’s D*ck” and explain how her sexual nature is no worse that the groupie-saturated lifestyle of male artists. Way to rep the ladies, Russ!

Read the full letter below:

There have been a lot of artists recently talking about “good girl gone bad,” Rihanna. As far as I’m concerned, I don’t see why everyone has their panties up in a bunch.  It’s just that she is out there allegedly fuckin’ the rockstars of her dreams and you out there fuckin’ groupies.  You can’t be mad that she was seen walking out of Ashton Kutcher’s house late one night, cause you know if you were seen walking out of Adriana Lima’s house late one night, you would be in the studio the next day rapping about it.  I mean, you all got like 50 girls in your videos drooling over you and you dissing Rihanna?  I can’t blame a girl for being independent, having fun and living her life the way she wants to.  I am certainly not condoning indiscriminate sex, but don’t get mad cause the girl…

Remember, I was a manager once and I have seen these types of young men on the road.  I was with Run-DMC, the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Whoodini and saw all of the girls after the show line up outside the dressing rooms.  I mean, Whoodini even wrote a song about, “I Am A Hoe” and went on to rap, “I rock three different girls after every show.” So, I know how this shit works.  You all got 10 times as many girls as Rihanna has men, and you know that.  I love you guys, and this certainly ain’t a diss, but I gotta keep it real.

~Russell Simmons