Russell Simmons no longer considers Donald Trump a friend.
This is not the first time this…
If you missed the interview with Power 106 in November of last year.
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 declares 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 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 recalls, 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.