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The 10 Best Vanity Rap Dynasties

Who knew a tweet from Weezy last December would unfold into the ugly soap opera that is Lil Wayne vs. Birdman? After nine months, three
Collin Robinson | September 9, 2015 - 11:36 am

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Russell Simmons Accused Of Rape By Alexia Norton Jones

Another woman has come forward claiming that she was sexually assaulted by former rap impresario Russell Simmons. Alexia Norton Jones, granddaughter of late book publisher…
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | July 10, 2018 - 3:18 pm

One Rape Lawsuit Against Russell Simmons Dropped

The aspiring filmmaker suing Russell Simmons for an alleged sexual assault has dropped her claims, according to a stipulation of dismissal filed Wednesday. …
Ashley Cullins / The Hollywood Reporter | April 25, 2018 - 3:21 pm

Russell Simmons Accused Of Rape In New $10M Lawsuit

Russell Simmons has been accused of rape in a new $10 million lawsuit, according to court documents obtained by Billboard.
Katie Atkinson / Billboard | March 23, 2018 - 7:11 pm

Russell Simmons Sued For Rape

A Los Angeles woman is suing music mogul Russell Simmons, alleging he raped her at his home in 2016.
Andrew Dalton / Associated Press | January 24, 2018 - 10:22 pm

NYPD Investigating Rape Allegations Against Russell Simmons

Two days ago, The New York Times published a report on Russell Simmons, the Def Jam Records co-founder who recently stepped down from his businesses
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2017 - 11:03 am

Russell Simmons Says He Will Prove His Innocence Against Rape Allegations

Russell Simmons has deleted his Twitter account after being accused of sexual misconduct by 10 women. Both The New York Times and the Los Angeles
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 14, 2017 - 2:27 pm

Russell Simmons Accused Of Sexual Assault By Four More Women

Four more women have come forward to accuse music producer Russell Simmons of sexual assault.

Russell Simmons Stepping Down From Businesses In Wake Of New Accusation

Russell Simmons is stepping down from his businesses after a new sexual assault claim. In a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, award-winning…
Jackie Strause / The Hollywood Reporter | November 30, 2017 - 12:46 pm

Russell Simmons Responds To Sexual Assault Allegations

Earlier this week, Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons was accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment and assault in a report in The Los Angeles
James Rettig | November 22, 2017 - 4:57 pm

Russell Simmons, Brett Ratner Accused Of Teaming Up To Engage In Sexual Misconduct

Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner have been accused of teaming up to allegedly sexually harass and assault women, according to a new report in The
Hilary Lewis / The Hollywood Reporter | November 19, 2017 - 5:07 pm

Frank Ocean’s Father Sues Russell Simmons

Frank Ocean's father has been absent most of his life, and Ocean has been open about what kind of effect it had on him. Back…
James Rettig | September 14, 2014 - 11:52 am

Metallica Play With Two Bassists, But Not Eminem, At Rock Hall Induction

The Rock Hall shifted gears this year for its induction ceremony, trading the swanky/stuffy hotel cocktail soiree of years past for a return to Cleveland,…
Amrit Singh | April 6, 2009 - 9:59 am

New Men Without Pants – “And The Girls Go”

Why didn't anyone come up with this band name before Russell Simins and Dan The Automator? Hindsight, punsters. Regardless, taking a break from rocking out…
Brandon Stosuy | March 20, 2008 - 3:26 pm

A Statement By Russell Simmons On Behalf Of HSAN

Saul Williams's letter to Oprah touched a nerve, so thought you'd be curious to hear Russell Simmons's take on the situation: tipping towards Tipper, replete…
Stereogum | April 23, 2007 - 3:53 pm