Rap Mogul Russell Simmons Was With Donald Trump and Melania On Their First Date


(AllHipHop News) Music mogul Russell Simmons no longer considers Donald Trump a friend.

The Def Jam Recordings co-founder has been a huge critic of the reality TV star-turned-Leader of the Free World ever since Trump first began campaigning for the White House in 2015.

“Not anymore,” Simmons declared to PageSix when asked if he still views Trump as a friend. “I’m sure he doesn’t consider me a friend after some of the statements I’ve made.”

Russell’s decades-long friendship with Donald, who hosted U.S. television competition show “The Apprentice” for 14 seasons, abruptly ended in June, 2015, when the hip-hop legend told numerous media outlets he’d prefer to see another reality TV star run the country.

“We haven’t been friends since the day he announced that (his run for presidency) and I said, ‘I’d rather Kim Kardashian be President’, so he called the office and that was the end of our friendship,” Simmons recalled, noting he refused to talk it out with Trump when the real estate mogul phoned. “I didn’t pick the phone up. I said (to my assistant), ‘It’s on video! Tell him it’s on video!’ And we didn’t speak after that.”

Russell and fellow New York City native Donald were close pals before calling it quits on their friendship.

The rap icon recalls spending “every weekend” with the real estate tycoon at the height of their relationship.

“He wrote the foreword to my first two books – I know him very well,” Simmons said, noting he was present when Trump began romancing his current wife, First Lady Melania Trump, in 1998.

“I was with him on his first date with Melania,” Russell recalled.

Trump has stirred the ire of millions thanks to his divisive statements against immigrants, Latinos, and women.

Although Russell refused to dish on details regarding the character of his former friend, the hip-hop mogul insists Donald is unfit to be the U.S. leader.

“All of our friends have issues, I have issues,” Simmons shares. “I accept people as they are as long as they’re not running for president.”

Russell plans to continue fighting Donald’s presidency by spearheading a “resistance” to the billionaire’s latest executive order, which bans immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

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3 thoughts on “Rap Mogul Russell Simmons Was With Donald Trump and Melania On Their First Date”

  1. This is actually pretty shameful behavior on Simmons part.

    The real truth about Trump’s Presidency is that he has turned the mirror around and exposed all the self righteous hypocrites. The sad part is that most are so caught up in their own rabid self righteousness that they don’t even realize it.

    1. Liberals are definitely hypocrites (including Russ here), but that doesn’t negate Trump and his followers being garbage @$$ human beings. Nothin good comes outta the DC power structure, no matter who’s in power. They’re all liars and hypocrites; that’s the only bipartisan movement

  2. lol… you were there on his first date with wife to be no. 3 in 1998 when the divorce to wife no. 2 only took place in 1999?! ya’ll deserve each other. please stay friends.

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