Rihanna is as badass and confident and as a pop star can get, and yet Def Jam founder and hip-hop magnate Russell Simmons has assumed the position of white knight and has come to her rescue. “Everyone needs to get off @Rihanna’s dick,” tweeted Simmons, linking to an article he wrote on Global Grind about other hip-hop stars supposedly dissing RiRi’s (real and rumored) dating history. Read his full (NSFW) statement 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.
One might guess that this letter is a criticism of derogatory raps recently penned by Drake and Chris Brown that many assume are about Rihanna. Brown included a line in his recent freestyle rap over Kanye West‘s “Theraflu” that many believed was about the pop star (especially since she stopped following him on Twitter after he uploaded it). “Don’t fuck with my old bitch it’s like a bad fur / Every industry n**** had her/ Trick or treat like a pumpkin just to smash her / Bitch is breaking codes, but I’m the password,” raps Brown.
Additionally, Drake dropped a verse in 2 Chainz‘s “No Lie” that could have been based on his brief relationship with the singer: “Then I fucked her once and never fucked again / She could have a Grammy, I still treat that ass like a nominee / Just need to know what that pussy like so one time, it’s fine with me.” (Enchanting rhymes, guys.)
Simmons, however, says that his letter wasn’t meant to attack Drake or Chris, but to support Rihanna. “This isn’t a drake or Chris brown diss, this is just pro Rihanna,” he tweeted.
On one hand, we applaud Russell for pointing out the misogyny of shaming women who enjoy sex while putting men on a pedestal for getting the same amount of action in the bedroom. On the other hand, Russell’s note comes off as intrusive, bringing up RiRi’s dating habits (which are nobody’s business but Rihanna’s) in a public forum.
Plus, Rihanna is a full-grown woman — she can defend or choose not to defend her actions without anyone’s help. Though she hasn’t commented on Simmons’ letter nor the issues he brings up, we think we have an idea just how many F’s she has left to give on other people discussing her sex life.