This screen capture choice is beyond unnecessary but that’s life — learn to deal.
Russell Simmons talked about dealing with ongoing backlash from the media and public following the release of the Harriet Tubman Sex Tape skit from his All Def Digital channe on YouTube during his visit to ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’.
You know, it was probably the worst idea of my life . . . It wasn’t my idea, I didn’t produce it or write it but I gave access to it and I let it play. Most people didn’t see it but complained about it. I’ve done lots of comedy and lots of music in bad taste. Lots of poetry that’s offended people, lots of music people really felt hurt by but I’ve always stood by it. But this particular piece was once I understood how hurt people were I pulled it down immediately and I’ve never pulled down a piece of content . . . They wouldn’t let it go I felt and I felt maybe its something that you don’t want to let go and that’s okay.
Uncle Russell went on to give a quick history lesson on the backlash he’s faced in the past for standing behind Def Comedy Jam and Public Enemy before jokingly comparing his situation to Paula Deen’s. Watch the clip below.