Russell Simmons’ Daughter Insists He Has ‘Completely Changed’ And It Has Been ‘Terrifying’
  • Russell Simmons’ daughters and ex-wife have taken to Instagram with claims that the music mogul has been emotionally abusive and increasingly volatile.
  • Father’s Day seemed to unearth some complicated emotions for Ming and Aoki Simmons and their mother, Kimora Lee Simmons, as each voiced grievances with the Simmons family patriarch.
  • According to TMZ, Simmons also shared a since-deleted Instagram story that blamed ex-wife Kimora for the family fallout. The outlet reported that Kimora went live on Instagram on Monday, saying that she’s had her ex-husband blocked on social media for a long time, but that he has continued to post in a way that implies the family is on good terms.
  • The younger of the two daughters, Aoki, who recently graduated from Harvard at 20 years old,  captioned a video that did not include sound but showed her dad appearing to scream at her via FaceTime.
  • She also posted a video of herself, emotionally explaining that although she and her dad used to be close, many of the family members now think that her dad has “completely changed,” and that she had multiple screen recordings and voice memos in which Russell “doesn’t sound like a human being.” She described him as shrieking, and “sounding possessed.”
  • What do you think is actually going on with Simmons?