There’s been a lot of talk about Rihanna lately, what with the speculation that both Chris Brown’s freestyle version of Kanye West’s “Way Too Cold” and Drake’s “No Lie” is about her. Both raps diss a woman, widely presumed to be the Barbadian singer, for being sexually promiscuous with men in the entertainment industry.
An unlikely person has come to the singer’s defense against her haters. Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons has written a piece in which he points out the hypocrisy of male hip-hop artists. Eloquently titled “Get Off Rihanna’s Dick,” Russell Simmons writes the following:
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?
He also said that there seems to be a bit of jealousy going on. “It’s just that she is out there allegedly fuckin’ the rockstars of her dreams and you out there fuckin’ groupies,” he wrote. He ended the piece by telling guys to just back off, pointing out that they all have 10 times as many women as she does men. “I love you guys, and this certainly ain’t a diss, but I gotta keep it real,” he wrote.
Perhaps now someone as influential and powerful as Russell Simmons has spoken out in defense of the singer, male hip hop artists will stop it with their lose lips.