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Russell Simmons could have minded his business on Father’s Day, but here we are. The Hip-Hop icon, and alleged sexual assaulter, is getting dragged by one of his daughters and his ex-wife, who is accusing him of being an abusive gaslighter.

It seems to have started when Ming Simmons dropped a not-so-cryptic shot at dad when she saluted her mother, Kimora Lee Simmons, on Father’s Day. Russell Rush wasn’t feeling this and offered some shade of his own.

On Monday (June 19), his daughters Kimora and Aoki Lee Simmons, 23, (who just graduated from Harvard) went live and offered up all the tea about their estranged relationship with Russell Simmons. Kimora was first up, sharing that they blocked Simmons a long time due to his alleged harassment but he was fronting like everything was peace.

Then Aoki went live and tearfully recounted her dad’s alleged gaslighting. Russell actually joined and apologized, but the Internet ain’t buying what he’s selling, respectfully.

Aoki also shared receipts, uploading a bunch of texts and even audio that supported her claims.

We’d be remiss not to mention that after being accused of sexual assault by multiple women, Simmons jetted off to spend most of his time in Bali, which many suspect is a tactic to avoid dealing with the accusations since the country does not have an extradition agreement with the United States. Another elephant in the room is that Simmons started dating his ex-wife Kimora, allegedly when she was still a teen.

It goes without saying that Twitter has plenty to say about this mess, and we compiled some of the more poignant messages from the opinionated in the gallery below.

1. Say what now?


3. Alleged.


5. Man alive.




9. Bruh…

10. Mess.

11. Welp.