Talk show mogul Oprah Winfrey hasn’t received much love from the Hip-Hop community lately.
Minor incidents with Hip-Hop stars such as Ludacris and Ice Cube has the billionaire deemed a Hip-Hop hater by many, but hopefully an appearance by a Hip-Hop legend on Winfrey’s show will silence critics.
Joseph “Reverend Run” Simmons from the legendary Hip-Hop group Run DMC made a special appearance on The Oprah Show to discuss the upcoming season of his reality show Run’s House.
Not a stranger to Hip-Hop or problems facing the Hip-Hop community, Reverend Run shared his opinion on Winfrey’s situation.
“I don’t know if it’s Hip-Hop that she has a big problem with,” Reverend Run told AllHipHop.com. “I think that she has a problem with some of the images that might not fit the people that watch her show. She does things that are close to what she thinks her audience will like.”
The episode is scheduled to air Monday, Apr. 2 and will feature Reverend Run and his family discussing the upcoming show, their battle with losing their newborn, and even his daughters’ upcoming sneaker line called “Pastries.”
Reverend Run and family’s appearance on The Oprah Show was actually suggested by Winfrey’s well-know best friend Gayle King.
“Well, Gayle King is a friend, and she kept telling Oprah, ‘Man, there’s this show with Reverend Run, and he writes these words of wisdom’, and she was talking to her for awhile about it until she finally said, ‘Okay, let’s have him on the show’,” Reverend Run told AllHipHop.com.
Run’s House , now in its third season, will depict new experiences and obstacles faced by the Simmons family such as Vanessa and Angela’s move to New York City, the death of their child, and the continuation of the eldest son JoJo’s rap career.
“The reason why I even filmed anything about the baby and stuff is that if ya’ll laugh with me at the bowling alley with my kids and giggled with me on the basketball court with my kids, since it is a reality show, why wouldn’t I let you see how I handled adversity,” Reverend Run told AllHipHop.com. “It’s also to show you how to be thankful during situations that aren’t favorable towards you. Who am I to be resentful to God, to the world, as good as the world has been to Reverend Run? I didn’t let that affect me. I’m a very thankful person. Reverend Run will go down as a man who is thankful to God and to the world.”
Season three of Run’s House will premiere Apr. 9 on MTV and season two of the show can be seen on BET.