Rap Mogul Russell Simmons Writes Open Letter To Donald Trump

Rap Mogul Russell Simmons Writes Open Letter To Donald Trump
Russell Simmons Wants Donald Trump To Stop The BS!!!!!!!
BHR Hollywood Reports.........Donald Trump has offended a tremendous number of people over the past few months of his campaign to win the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination.

 Namely, the Mexican and Muslim communities.

Of course, many have spoken out against Trump’s inflammatory and divisive speeches, but one interesting figure to recently fire back at Trump is his old friend, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, who recently posted an open letter criticizing Trump for his words of hate.

Donald Trump 
In an open letter posted to the website Globalgrind, Russell Simmons, the chairman of The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, urges Trump to "stop the bulls---" and "stop fueling fires of hate."

"Don't feed into the rhetoric created by small-minded people. You're smarter and certainly more loving then you let on," Simmons writes, adding, "I know the cheap seats are easy to play to, but you can get them just by being the man I have known for nearly 30 years."


In his letter, Simmons reflects on his 30-year plus friendship with Trump, who endorsed his books, attended his shows, flew him on his private jet and invited Simmons' family to stay at his Florida home.
Russell Simmons 

Trump, who has long been a celebrity in his own right prior to his presidential run, has been known for his relationship with hip hop moguls like Simmons and has been name-dropped in hip hop lyrics for decades.

"So, it kinda pains me to know that my public statements about your candidacy have strained or ruined our friendship," Simmons continues. "However, the fact is, what's at stake is bigger than us."

Trump, who has long been a celebrity in his own right prior to his presidential run, has been known for his relationship with hip hop moguls like Simmons and has been name-dropped in hip hop lyrics for decades.

In a recent interview with CNNPolitics, hip hop legend KRS-One said that while none of the presidential candidates "are cool with hip hop," Trump "was a friend to hip hop in his early days" because In the 90s you could always find Trump around hip hop artists like P. Diddy.

KRS-One 
"He was closer to the urban community, urban America," KRS said. "When we say, look, Donald Trump was a friend to hip hop back in the day, so was Bill Clinton. It doesn't mean that because he was a friend to hip hop back in the day, that the same Bill Clinton wasn't at the lead of this mass incarceration of African-Americans today," he added.

As for Trump and Simmons' friendship? Simmons says while he wishes Trump "good luck on (his) path toward the White House," he will be "campaigning rigorously against (him)."

He added, “Stop the bulls—. Stop fueling fires of hate. Don’t feed into the rhetoric created by small-minded people.

You’re smarter and certainly more loving then you let on. The Republicans in power don’t like you any more than the Democrats in power, as they know you can’t be controlled, because you are your own man.

 You have been many people’s champ in the past, but now you are becoming a major embarrassment. I know the cheap seats are easy to play to, but you can get them just by being the man I have known for nearly 30 years.
P.Diddy 

“I’ll pray that this truth will ring a bell and it will not only temper your rap, but remind you of the man you used to be.

You are trying to be president of a country built on religious freedom; remember that the next time you discuss the beautiful followers of Islam.

I would also like to remind you of one of my favorite quotes from the Holy Quran, ‘Love all men of good books equally.’ The minute you target one group or one religion or immigrants, you have failed.”

Days after posting the poignant and powerful letter, Simmons spoke with “Extra” and explained why he wrote the piece.


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