Russell Simmons apologizes to former Vogue editor André Leon Talley for Harriet Tubman sex tape video

The hip hop mogul’s apology comes on the heels of former Vogue editor André Leon Talley’s criticism of Simmons’ Harriet Tubman sex tape video:

Over the past decade, hip-hop heavyweights like Jay Z, Kanye West, and Russell Simmons have graced the front row of fashion shows around the world. However, Talley says Simmons should be banned from front rows of fashion shows this season.

“I don’t think Russell Simmons should be seated on anybody’s front row this week after having done that disgusting Harriet Tubman sex tape. He is a man of great achievement. He is a great philanthropist….why would he think it would be an honorable thing to do? He said he thought it was funny. That is not funny it is outrageously disrespectful to the legacy and history of Harriet Tubman and to the struggle.”

Apparently, Simmons isn’t LOL’ing about the video any more.

  • Dragomance

    He may not be LOL’ing any more about it,but he still knows how to make a douche apology.If the error was on the same scale as what Simmons did,I’d say this is probably worse than just saying “if anyone was offended”.

  • Right Wired

    Without Russell, gang bangers everywhere may be walking around with their pants pulled up.

  • Right Wired

    Without Russell, gang bangers everywhere may be walking around with their pants pulled up.

  • radicallyalyssa

    Andre is totally right. Keep that nasty man out of VIP spots. He is a disgrace.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Hmmmm, Russell’s bottom line must really be hurting.

  • Mary

    When the word “Vogue” is involved…oh please.

  • Ted H.

    “FYI, i’ve done more for blacks and gays than you….”
    Dude, seriously, put away the effing scorecard bro

    • Guest

      Actually, he wrote “Then you”, not than you. I guess proper grammar is more racist foolishness to be done away with. How could he have EVER thought such a Tubman Sex-Tape would be a good idea? Can you say, severe disconnect?

  • LegalizeShemp

    What’s he done for gays? Wait, don’t answer that…..