Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons To Geraldo Rivera “You’re A Media Whore!”

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

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After getting his butt kicked on Celebrity Apprentice, Geraldo Rivera made some bold statements about minorities in the US in a Live Interview on Huffington Post. After calling himself a “militant moderate” Rivera went on to say that “Hip Hop has done more damage to black and brown people than racism in the last 10 years.”

Also, he said that not everyone can be successful in the music industry and “urban trends” like tattoos and baggy pants will prevent the youth from venturing into other careers, blaming Hip Hop culture leaders like Russell Simmons for this lifestyle.

“I love Russell Simmons, he’s a dear friend of mine,” Rivera says. “I admire his business acumen. At some point, those guys have to cop to the fact that by encouraging this distinctive culture that is removed from the mainstream, they have encouraged people to be so different from the mainstream that they can’t participate other than the racks in the garment center, those entry-level jobs. And I lament it, I really do. I think that it has been really destructive culturally.” says Rivera.

TMZ, recently ran into Russell Simmons to hear what he thinks about Geraldo’s comments about him “hurting” the black community.

“After losing, he needs to just talk to get himself relevant.” says Russell.

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