Russell Simmons puts Geraldo Rivera on blast over hip-hop comments

Russell Simmons did not appreciate Geraldo Rivera's recent claim that hip-hop is “very destructive culturally.”

Cornered by TMZ, the rap mogul rebutted the permanently smiling talk-show host and Celebrity Apprentice runner-up, calling him “Juh-raldo” and claiming that the only reason Rivera was speaking up was to “get himself relevant.” “Geraldo, the prison industrial complex got people so twisted,” Simmons said. “For 40 years, they've been locking up diseased drug addicts, educating them on criminal behavior and dumping them back in the hood. The poetry and the reflection [in hip-hop] are…”

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