News: Russell Simmons Defends Amber Rose's Image, "I Can't See What She's Done To Hurt The Planet"
Monday, Sep 7, 2009 9:30AM
Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons has taken a stance against online criticism against Kanye West associate Amber Rose and suggested the negative feedback is a sign of her popularity.
Writing via a blog, Simmons broke down his thoughts on the publicized model.
"People have very strong opinions, they either hate her or love her," he wrote. "Anyhow, when I closely examine the 'Amber' phenomenon, I can't see what she's done to hurt the planet, the animals or the people. So sorry haters, I really can't really find fault with her. One thing good spiritual people should be good at is practicing 'non judgment.' I believe that most people who become popular are just trying to make their way, and the constant negative pressure from the media tearing them down can sometimes destroy their self image, ruin their chances of becoming more successful or more importantly, destroy their chances of achieving lasting happiness...We, the collective consciousness, choose Hulk Hogan, Lil Wayne, Paris Hilton, Jay-Z or Amber Rose to focus our attention on, so why does it make us feel so good to tear them down?" (Global Grind)
Ludacris, who used Rose in his "Them Girls Like" music video last year, previously spoke with SOHH about his views of the model's success as of late.
"I think it's great," Luda said. "I always love seeing someone come from -- just trying to see their dreams come true. There's nothing wrong with it for me. I'm glad to have had her in the video. I think she got signed to a modeling agency or something so I think she's extremely innovative to have that kind of confidence. I think it's a great thing because she sets herself apart from a lot of women just by her haircut. She wears it with the utmost confidence and that's a great thing. I think she deserves any modeling contract that she's gotten because she has her own unique look and a great sense of style." (SOHH)
The Game previously dropped Rose's name in his Jay-Z diss track, "I'm So Wavy."
"And this ain't a diss, I was just out in L.A. with Dra[ke], b*tch...That's Ye's brother so I'ma give him some advice, get rid of Amber Rose/I know how she get down, I was at Diddy's after party/Sippin' on the Cris, she was whispering to Chris Brown/Then Chris turned his head like 'No'/Then 'Gold Digger' came on, I pointed out like 'H*e'/And this ain't about her, this about Hov/I'm about to drop down the Roc and take it to the stove." ("I'm So Wavy")
She later responded in a written statement.
"GAME SEEMS LIKE A REALLY NICE GUY I WISH HIM THE BEST OF LUCK. FOR HIM TO DISS ME I FEEL HONERED TO BE ON HIS MIND I WISH HIM THE BEST." (Bossip)
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