Kimora Lee Simmons & Daughter Aoki Expose Russell Simmons' Disturbing Behaviour

In one of her concerning posts, the 20-year-old shared a muted FaceTime video recording that shows Russell dramatically screaming at her for unknown reasons.

BYHayley Hynes
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It's been well over a decade since Kimora Lee Simmons filed for divorce from her ex, Russell Simmons. Nevertheless, the Baby Phat designer still finds herself stressed out due to his antics. On Monday (June 19), she felt compelled to share her story with social media, alleging that her co-parent has been abusing their youngest daughter, 20-year-old Aoki Lee Simmons. "I'm so sorry to have to do this. But this man has been threatening my kids' lives. I'm hearing so much more now. We won't be bullied, threatened, or afraid," Kimora declared.

On the next slide of her Instagram Story, the 48-year-old shared a screen recording taken during Aoki's FaceTime call with her dad. He's in an obviously angry mood as he screams away into the phone. The video has been muted, likely for privacy, but still, the intensity in Russell's energy radiates through the screen. In one more post, Kimora gave more context by unveiling a text message form Aoki to her father. "Dad, I stopped talking to you because you were giving me panic attacks," she told him. Afterward, the model explained that things have been so bad she's been put on emergency medication more than once.

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"Every time I spoke to you, you would yell and scream about a legal situation that I can't even respond to because I AM NOT INVOLVED," the young woman expressed to Russell. "I am your child, not your lawyer, your ex-wife, any of it. I can do nothing. Yet you yell at me like it's my fault," Aoki continued before telling her father that his "anger, rage, cursing, and screaming" being placed on her is "not fair."

As the unexpected news continues to circulate online, the Harvard graduate hopped on Live to share her side of the story. While she was emotionally venting her feelings, Russell joined the stream to apologize to his daughter in the comments. Elsewhere, lip readers have been closely analyzing the muted video of him yelling, and so far, believe that he admits to being broke near the end of the footage.

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More from the Simmons Family's Dispute

Keep scrolling to see some of the concerning content shared on Aoki Simmons' IG page today amid her family drama. Do you think Russell should be held accountable for his troubling behaviour toward his daughter? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.