Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons Releases “Harriet Tubman Sex Tape”, Then Apologizes (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News)  Russel Simmons recently celebrated he inception of his new YouTube Channel All Def Digital with some original content: Harriet Tubman’s Sex Diaries.

In the video, Tubman has sex with her white slave master while another slave watches in order to blackmail him for Tubman and the slaves to leave. The video, which has a YouTube warning for adult content before viewing, shows simulation of sex acts in a comedic manner.

All Def Digital‘s head honcho called the video “the funniest thing I’ve ever seen” in a tweet from his personal Twitter account.  Simmons deleted his praise for video but once again the age of social media proves its preservation skills:

Screenshots are FOREVER @UncleRUSH pic.twitter.com/bWSaKuCyMc

Simmons removed the video from his channel and issued a statement citing contact from the NAACP along with the public outcry as influential in his decision to remove the video:

In the whole history of Def Comedy Jam, I’ve never taken down a controversial comedian. When my buddies from the NAACP called and asked me to take down the Harriet Tubman video from the All Def Digital YouTube channel and apologize, I agreed.

I’m a very liberal person with thick skin and it’s hard to offend me. My first impression of the Harriet Tubman piece was that it was about what one of actors said in the video, that 162 years later, there’s still tremendous injustice. And Harriet Tubman outwitting the slave master, I thought it was politically correct. Silly me.  I guess I’m older now and instead of fighting for one piece of content, I can understand why so many people are upset.  I have taken down the video. Lastly, I would never condone violence against women in any form, and for all of those I offended, I am sincerely sorry.

~Russell Simmons

He also posted this on Twitter:

The video was reuploaded by YouTube user Peter Cashing and can be viewed below. This is entirely not safe for work:

  • Romia Blue

    i honestly have no words. This shyt gave me a headache.

  • TruthSerum

    Video was corny but people need to lighten the hell up, Every time you turn around people are crying that something offended them. Political correctness is the devil.

    If Russell Simmons released a Public Enemy album today he would have to issue it with an apology letter in the album credits, this generation is sissified.

  • soyhiphop

    Video was uncalled for that lady has a valuable place in american history. on another note i made a sextape with imadoporoz mom but the aspca got on me saying it was beastiality :-)

    • johnblacksad

      BWAHAHAHAHA… LMAO!

      >>> ahem… now let me step out of this room before this uninteresting n!gga shows up

      • soyhiphop

        Smart move

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        ur mom jokes are boring, we both have the same mom fool, except im a real nicca u bit(h U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        tell me how my DiCk taste?

  • johnblacksad

    “but once again the age of social media proves its preservation skills”

  • greeneyedbandit

    Wow!

    • johnblacksad

      I thought Russell Simmons had stopped doing drugs ages ago…

      somebody please clarify… how he condone this without expectin any backlash?

  • Ivan dailey

    That was the rite thing to do Russ..

  • ccwaterbound32

    house ni**er shit….

  • RichFromBX

    it’s nearly impossible to do anything today without offending someone – if a song, video, movie or whatever offends you the simple thing to do is don’t watch it or listen to it. I don’t need any person or group deciding decency standards for me. The video was made with comedic intentions…you can argue whether or not you thought it was funny, that’s fine, but no one should be deciding that line of decency for any one other than yourself…

  • J.Erick

    Not Funny.. Nevermind distasteful, it was corny

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      yeah regardless of the Tubman in it, I still was like wtf this is whack.

      • J.Erick

        hell yea

    • TruthSerum

      Yeah, the video is stupid, you’d think the guy behind Def Comedy Jam would have a better sense of whats funny and what aint……. I just don’t get why he has to apologize for it tho, people want everybody to be politically correct so as to not hurt anyone’s feelings.

      Imagine if Richard Pryor was out these days, he wouldn’t stand a chance man, every skit or sketch or punchline would have to come with a disclaimer and an apology beforehand so as to make sure a million crybabies didn’t spill their period blood all over the floor.

      No wonder Eddie Murphy stopped doing stuff like “Raw” and went to making kids movies and talking to hamsters, Society has been castrated by the politcal correctness police.

      • Romia Blue

        difference is Pryor’s platform always was, I’m gonna do what i want to do and from a state of realness. If they didn’t let him do what he wanted, he walked away from it. Comedy is comedy but corny ass skits about slave history has to demand it’s respect. Nevermind being sensitive. Especially in a country that wants us to forget slavery so badly but we get reminded of the Jewish Holocaust constantly.
        This dude has built a career on hip hop, telling a story of a culture and then decided to release this a spoof of how we got this far…which still ain’t as far as we should be. This the same dude who harped on Don Lemon who expanded on the bullshyt Bill O’Reilly was yappin to his right wing tea baggers about the perception of Black America.
        Murphy stopped doing stuff like “Raw” because he grew up…he evolved, became a family man; but what he did is still historic (except Kevin Hart trying to take that box office crown).
        I see your point but the comparison is a bit of a stretch. Just because dude created Def Comedy Jam doesn’t mean he should take a run at comedy itself. He had comedians to perform and this shyt missed the mark broadly.

  • $31339281

    I saw this on Worldstar and never-minded the shit- Found out Russell put it out Smh FCK Russell Simmons! til i’m out this bitch

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