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Russell Simmons Clears Up Child Support Hoopla+Kanye, Pharrell, & Halle Out & About

Russell Simmons has posted a statement on his website about his child support hoopla that popped off yesterdayFriends of mine have forwarded me gossip online about my custody agreement details with Kimora. The fact is, we've had a pretty good partnership at sharing the girls in the past. There have been a few bumps in the road, and those bumps have led us to negotiate a minimum amount of time I'm guaranteed to see my kids. That deal is as follows: I have the girls one full week out of every eight, half of the summer, half of all the holidays, a full week at Christmas, and half of Spring Break. Like in all good partnerships, contracts are meant to protect the partners but are usually not the only way the partners work together. If I show up in L.A., where she now lives, unannounced, I can call up Kimora and she will most likely send them right over. The same goes for when she comes to New York. We have always had a school in New York and a school with the same curriculum in L.A., so when the girls are with me in New York, we can spend quality time together. I can get up with them, take them to school and just be together. Kimora consults with me about doctors or schools for the girls, but she's always had final say in those areas. If we had an argument about a school, guess who's going to win? But there are other stipulations in our agreement where we have to make final decisions together. Anything having to do with business decisions pertaining to my kids cannot be done without my consent.I've also seen a lot about people reading into the supervised visits stipulation. Kimora travels with a security guard and a nanny. In the past, she's gotten really nervous that I never travel with security, so if it makes her more comfortable to have her security and a nanny with us when I'm with my kids, that's OK with me. Finally, I want to say Kimora is a excellent mother and is doing a great job with them. My kids are studying a couple of foreign languages, they travel around the world, they practice yoga, ballet, swimming, karate and piano, among other things...sometimes I think they do too much, but I trust in Kimora on this because she IS a good mother. Regarding the money, my kids live a tremendous life. They do have lots of security, nannies, educators, special programs, travel, chefs, on and on. Their mother manages all of those luxuries and I'm happy to provide for that. With great love all things are possible. -Russell Simmons Wow. More celeb updates when you read the rest... Louis Vuitton Dons Kanye and Pharrell were spotted front row at the Louis Vuitton Menswear fashion show in Paris yesterday: 

Highly metrosexual.

And Halle B. was spotted leaving her spa day in Beverly Hills yesterday.  Nice.

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[quote comment="130388"][quote comment="130369"]Whatamess @ Kimora and Russ Pharell...??? Lmao is all[/quote] I dont think its a mess. They are actually being very civil about it.[/quote] Co-sign. Very adult to put the interests of your kids first.
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[quote comment="130393"]Wow....(like flav) on Kimora and Russell I think there's more to this and Russell just tryin to keep it on the low....Ki-Ki should be handling the bill to everything...that money she has IS really his in the 1st place....ya hearrrd me ( like uncle Curtis) lol have blessed weekend!![/quote] yeah...down low!
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[quote comment="130805"][quote comment="130719"][quote comment="130535"][quote comment="130516"][quote comment="130375"]Those little kids take yoga classes???????? WOW... I'm with you Russie, they're doing too damn much!![/quote] Better than sitting around watching TV and music videos all day[/quote] Co-sign with you Monique[/quote] ======================================== My word, I'm hoping all children that age are neither watching music videos nor practising yoga poses in their leisure time... does it have to be either one or the other? Takes a negligent-as-hell parent to leave that TV on all day, everyday afterschool for kids anyway, so what about the other healthy stuff we used to get into as kids? I know there sho nuff wasn't no music videos back then (damn, starting to show my age now... lol) & didnt nobody's mama sign dem up 4 stress-relief classes... ... so I hope they're being young, thats all i was trying to say wt my first comment and i certainly feel their daddy's worry abt them doing too much, but its Kimora's show so we'l leave her to raise her family as she sees fit...[/quote] Maybe if parents thought ahead and taught there children natural ways to deal with "stressful" situations-- they would grow up and be adults who can deal with "stressful" situations in a natural way. And realize there is more to life than what's on the TV. --- just a thought.[/quote] ALL IM SAYING WHEN I SEE THEM KIDS THEY DO NOT LOOK STESSED OUT AT ALL... THEY STAY LOOKING YOUNG 3/4 BLACL AND FABULOUS!
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[quote comment="130825"]second?[/quote] yeah right second to last =)
miss barbados's picture

Way to keep it tight

Way to keep it tight Russell... you are not a business man you are a business... man! Well written... Pharell I pray is just messing with the paps with that pose... xo
miss barbados's picture

Yeah Russell. That "bump in

Yeah Russell. That "bump in the road" you speak of is called Djimon's magic stick! Deal with it!
Quiche-A's picture

[quote comment="130590"]He's

[quote comment="130590"]He's a buddist fool his kids would take yoga classes[/quote] AND THE IGNORANT SETS IN... not all buddhist practise yoga... duh..
FoolSpoken's picture

russ knows to play the rich

russ knows to play the rich and famous game your kids have to "out-activity" the next
whostolethesoul's picture

second?

second?
Jack's picture

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[quote comment="130719"][quote comment="130535"][quote comment="130516"][quote comment="130375"]Those little kids take yoga classes???????? WOW... I'm with you Russie, they're doing too damn much!![/quote] Better than sitting around watching TV and music videos all day[/quote] Co-sign with you Monique[/quote] ======================================== My word, I'm hoping all children that age are neither watching music videos nor practising yoga poses in their leisure time... does it have to be either one or the other? Takes a negligent-as-hell parent to leave that TV on all day, everyday afterschool for kids anyway, so what about the other healthy stuff we used to get into as kids? I know there sho nuff wasn't no music videos back then (damn, starting to show my age now... lol) & didnt nobody's mama sign dem up 4 stress-relief classes... ... so I hope they're being young, thats all i was trying to say wt my first comment and i certainly feel their daddy's worry abt them doing too much, but its Kimora's show so we'l leave her to raise her family as she sees fit...[/quote] Maybe if parents thought ahead and taught there children natural ways to deal with "stressful" situations-- they would grow up and be adults who can deal with "stressful" situations in a natural way. And realize there is more to life than what's on the TV. --- just a thought.
monique78's picture

[quote comment="130405"]Why

[quote comment="130405"]Why does Russell feel the need to explain all that? Does Kanye have a Wacko Jacko button on his jacket... Must be nice to do nothing all day but shop, go to spas and have a nanny change your babies stink diapers. The life of Halle B, if I was rich I'd be doing the same sh*t!!![/quote] ummm yes yeye is wearign a wackojacko button...lmao..gotta love it! i think russ said all he said so he could kill all the gossip and hate talk...cause it had started the minute the details were "leaked"....i still think thats alot for 2 little girls but i aint got no damn ids...soooo...lol.... sidebar: if u watch kimora's show her little tykes are SPOILED ROTTEN! so mayb in some cases less could be so much more....
Poet's picture

In regards to the way

In regards to the way Pharrell is sitting...that is the way an evolved gentleman sits. Besides if you ever sat in the seats at a show, there isn't much room to sit like you have a "third leg". Hence, Kanye's position.
diggy's picture

Yoga has been known to be of

Yoga has been known to be of some help to autistic children.
Nicole's picture

Russell still loves Kimora's

Russell still loves Kimora's draws - period. Any questions? That gurl can have whateva she wants. Uncle Russell will drink her bathwater and luvs it, you hear me? If she like it he love it, leav'em be - HATA's
DriaLove's picture

Good for Russell and Kimora

Good for Russell and Kimora remaining friends and behaving properly for the sake of their daughters. Child support is based on the income of the non-custodial parent. It's clearly logical that a father with more income will indeed pay more money than say a father making minimum wage. It's all percentages and I don't begrudge the amount of wealth Kimora and Russell have at their disposal. I'm sure Russell had a fine attorney and in the end he was quite happy with the child support agreement. I like that he also praised Kimora for being a good mom. It's nice to see a husband, though now ex-husband being an ally for the mother being the primary care-taker of his children and acknowledge how much she does for their children. I can't judge Halle's happiness based on a few paparazzi pictures. It's would be ridiculous to try as any assumptions are based on incomplete information. I'd rather assume Halle is quite thrilled with her new baby, her man, and her life. There is no need for her to be all grins when out in public. Hardly any of us, celebrities and mere mortals like myself, are smiling constantly. She could have been having a ball while at the spa just a few minutes before this picture was taken. As for comparing Halle to other mothers, I believe the comparison was that any one can have a hard day but as soon as they see their child they are in a great mood. I don't believe the poster was saying Halle's life was comparable to the average working single mother. And, I believe all mother's regardless of wealth or social status deserve a bit of praise, sympathy when times are difficult, kind words and support. It's not about...oh she has so much money, she doesn't deserve any sympathy. That to me seems quite petty. Human kindness is free and any decent person who has caused no harm to anyone deserves it.
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[quote comment="130535"][quote comment="130516"][quote comment="130375"]Those little kids take yoga classes???????? WOW... I'm with you Russie, they're doing too damn much!![/quote] Better than sitting around watching TV and music videos all day[/quote] Co-sign with you Monique[/quote] ======================================== My word, I'm hoping all children that age are neither watching music videos nor practising yoga poses in their leisure time... does it have to be either one or the other? Takes a negligent-as-hell parent to leave that TV on all day, everyday afterschool for kids anyway, so what about the other healthy stuff we used to get into as kids? I know there sho nuff wasn't no music videos back then (damn, starting to show my age now... lol) & didnt nobody's mama sign dem up 4 stress-relief classes... ... so I hope they're being young, thats all i was trying to say wt my first comment and i certainly feel their daddy's worry abt them doing too much, but its Kimora's show so we'l leave her to raise her family as she sees fit...
Ibo gal's picture

no yall need to stop all that

no yall need to stop all that hum humm bull shit about pharrell...that man is fine as hell...and he's not gay...that right there is PURE sexiness
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[quote comment="130527"][quote comment="130525"]For someone who just recently had her first, highly desired baby, Halle sure doesn't seem happy these days! Maybe it's postpartum depression or maybe her baby isn't well! Perhaps Gabriel is the problem... he doesn't seem too happy lately either![/quote] that's exactly what that baby was too, highly desired!!! and she hardly ever looks happy, i noticed too, maybe she wants him to get a job instead of walking around in that non line having Macy's commercial..[/quote] That's too funny! I hadn't even noticed that. I guess dude isn't even worth being paid to speak! He's just well known for being Halle Berry's baby's-daddy!
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[quote comment="130588"][quote comment="130571"]You all ever thought about the fact that the Pap's are always in her face. I would be looking pissed off and angry if every time I walked out of my house or jumped out of my car there was someone snapping a picture of me too. The saying goes like this "the more money you come across, the more problems you see." Just becuase she's Halle Berry it doesn't mean her problems has disappeared, she's still human. For all the mother's in this forum when you have had a long days work, and your're frustrated and stressed out, you mean to tell me that when you pick your children up from day care or walk home and they run into your arms that it doesn't brighten your day? Well, for those that answered yes I'm pretty sure that's the same way Halle feels. Stop being so critical and hoping for the worst.[/quote] For real. It's part of being a celeb, but imagine being on your way to get a gallon of milk and a billion paps are out snappin and callin your name, askin about the baby, askin about Gabe, askin about a movie...tends to work your nerves. Don't know many people would come out grinning..[/quote] How dare you compare the struggles of an average mother to those of a celebrity! Folks like Halle don't have to "pick their child up from day care" because they have live-in 24 hour nannies! She doesn't have to go shopping, she can pay someone to do it! Whatever she is dealing with, there are tons of people just waiting to give her the VIP treatment and make all her little troubles go away! She chose that life... hard working single mothers will get my sympathy... NOT HER!
Jobell's picture

are u slow...it don't matter

are u slow...it don't matter how much she make..its NOTHING in comparison to RUSSELL SIMMONS...GO READ A BOOK!!!!!!! HE EXPLAINED EVERYThING AND PPL STILL SLOW..i really don't understand y ppl think they have a bad relationship...kimora if nothing else respect RUSSELL SIMONS..she eat everyday b/c of him..and he going make sure his baby girls never have to think twice about the life they live..including making sure they get the best of the best educationally ...im riding w/ u russell everybody else can yahskaameen on a fat one!!!!!!
Umm Mahirah's picture

Kanye is telling Pharell damn

Kanye is telling Pharell damn you looking good in those tight ass jeans. Pharell is saying yes sir! LMAO!
Jay's picture

We need more dad's like Russ

We need more dad's like Russ in our community.
catch22's picture

IN REPLY TO THIS :He’s a

IN REPLY TO THIS :He’s a buddist fool his kids would take yoga classes
jazmine's picture

um for ure information, if

um for ure information, if one was to tie yoga to a religion, it would be hinduism, so russie's religion doesnt have anything to do with anything, and also ayci (most) people here maintain a level of respect when they are talking to, and about people they dont know. try it sometime, might make you seem more educated?
jazmine's picture

and loves me some kanye, no

and loves me some kanye, no comment on pharrell at the moment - still trying to disregard the things that are racing through my mind at the moment and our ybf chick for life -halle- looks fab as always!
steevy - dc's picture

dang rus that's still a lot

dang rus that's still a lot of money you have to shell out each month...like many of us agree, kimora has money too (which was russ's in the 1st place) but still....geezzzz....the whole family living to fab for me...at least they have a "partnership" cuz some of us DONT!
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RUSSELL'S CHILD SUPPORT MAKES

RUSSELL'S CHILD SUPPORT MAKES MY $1,250 A MONTH FOR MY SON LOOK LIKE CHUMP CHANGE... I FEEL YA BRAH....AS LONG AS SHE LEAVES YOU THE F*&K ALONE, AND YOU CAN SEE YOUR LITTLE ONES......YOU WILL PAY WHATEVER IT TAKES.... :)
Rebel x's picture

[quote comment="130432"]Well

[quote comment="130432"]Well I didn't hear that extra agreement stuff like many so I think Russ you actually told us it, lol. Anywho, Russ stop taking up for Kimora... she wants all that..she can pay for it too. PLENTY OF KIDS GROW UP WITHOUT ALL THAT EXTRA SHYT AND ARE FINE! Why does a kid need Yoga? What stress,etc are they dealing with that regular PE can't cover? And how do they have 2 schools?..you might as well homeschool them. "Oh yeah professor they can't take the test this week because they'll be in Cali taking another?" Get outta here..[/quote] Yoga isn't just about stress relief. It's also very beneficial is helping child learn to center and focus themselves and be aware of their body. Not to mention building flexiblity and strengh. My son's school has it as part of the PE curriculum and we practice together every weekend during school and in the summer. I agree that there are kids that grow up without all the things and are perfectly fine, but if you have the means to provide your child with the extra then why not. BTW, I don't think teach kids a foreign language is an extra, it should be be mandatory. The USA is the only country where kids aren't required to learn a second language, which IMHO puts them at a great disadvantage in today's global society.
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i think there is a thin line

i think there is a thin line between metro-sexual and homo-sexual and i think both of them are treading very thin on it. as for russell and kimora i think thats their business so what if she wants the best for her girls what mother doesn't?
tyhee215's picture

He's a buddist fool his kids

He's a buddist fool his kids would take yoga classes
Ayci's picture

[quote comment="130571"]You

[quote comment="130571"]You all ever thought about the fact that the Pap's are always in her face. I would be looking pissed off and angry if every time I walked out of my house or jumped out of my car there was someone snapping a picture of me too. The saying goes like this "the more money you come across, the more problems you see." Just becuase she's Halle Berry it doesn't mean her problems has disappeared, she's still human. For all the mother's in this forum when you have had a long days work, and your're frustrated and stressed out, you mean to tell me that when you pick your children up from day care or walk home and they run into your arms that it doesn't brighten your day? Well, for those that answered yes I'm pretty sure that's the same way Halle feels. Stop being so critical and hoping for the worst.[/quote] For real. It's part of being a celeb, but imagine being on your way to get a gallon of milk and a billion paps are out snappin and callin your name, askin about the baby, askin about Gabe, askin about a movie...tends to work your nerves. Don't know many people would come out grinning..
Chica's picture

Russell Simmons and Kimora

Russell Simmons and Kimora got some serious Lifestyles of the Rich an Famous going on. If they need some more kids, they can adopt me! Ha, Ha Id Luv to have a crib in L.A. and one in NYC too! It really must be nice! Kanye and Pharrell are peeps, huh? Guess Kanye had to go shopping to relieve the stress from getting boo-ed off the stage after he showed up 2 hours late at that Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Get it together Mr West.
Number 33's picture

Ok, is it me or is Kanye

Ok, is it me or is Kanye wearing a Micheal Jackson button, (the pic of Mike when he was booked on those child sex scandal charges.) Hilarious!
jasperblue's picture

I respect russell....evne

I respect russell....evne before this. I truly think he's just a good man. He and the rev. they seem genuine to me. I think russ is speaking the truth, and he just wants to set the record straight to avoid unnecessary drama. As for Kimora, idk about here. She may have ax to grind, mayb not wit russ, but that girlfriend of his....lol I see djimon with the kids, but i don't think i've eva seen russ's gf with the kids.....i could be wrong................
serene's picture

You all ever thought about

You all ever thought about the fact that the Pap's are always in her face. I would be looking pissed off and angry if every time I walked out of my house or jumped out of my car there was someone snapping a picture of me too. The saying goes like this "the more money you come across, the more problems you see." Just becuase she's Halle Berry it doesn't mean her problems has disappeared, she's still human. For all the mother's in this forum when you have had a long days work, and your're frustrated and stressed out, you mean to tell me that when you pick your children up from day care or walk home and they run into your arms that it doesn't brighten your day? Well, for those that answered yes I'm pretty sure that's the same way Halle feels. Stop being so critical and hoping for the worst.
Out the Lime Light's picture

Halle has just a great

Halle has just a great post-baby bod ... but she looks so sad, hope all is well with her lil family
kdluv's picture

I love Kanye...he's amazing

I love Kanye...he's amazing to me lol...doesn't he look like a cute lil 80's kid? Especially them pins...and Pharrell...wow lol
msj3nn's picture

Mr. West & skate board

Mr. West & skate board P........ **Intresting much**. i cant hate tho, I'd rather be at an event like that rather than wasting 40 FUCKING HRS every week @ a job i FUCKING HATE....... FUUUUUCCCCKKKK!!!!....**I'm ok now**
B-boy's picture

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[quote comment="130392"]Russell....that is just too much damn information!I Why did he feel the need to give us the details of his custody arrangement. I would be a little embarrassed if I were Kimora.[/quote] I was thinking the same thing...stuff like that REALLY is personal and should be kept behind closed doors-all he had to say (even though he really didn't have to say anything) is that he and Kimora have come to an agreement that suits them and their children just fine
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[quote comment="130392"]Russell....that is just too much damn information!I Why did he feel the need to give us the details of his custody arrangement. I would be a little embarrassed if I were Kimora.[/quote] I agree! It is really no one's business. The fact that he is commenting only adds more fuel to the fire.
Col's picture

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[quote comment="130541"][quote comment="130519"]GOD BLESS THOSE KIDS... Material possions are nice but being shipped from one coast to another, questionable?????[/quote] What I don't understand is why everyone wants to judge the way their choosing to raise their children. We've seen her girls on tv and yeah, they can be a trip sometimes (that little one is well on her way to divadom) but they seem like happy girls. And you can edit a show to make it look any way you want it to look, but neither the producers nor Kimora can force those girls to be happy for tv if they're really not. This is what works for them and their children. There isn't one "right" way to do it. There's no such thing as a perfect parent.[/quote] [quote comment="130541"][quote comment="130519"]GOD BLESS THOSE KIDS... Material possions are nice but being shipped from one coast to another, questionable?????[/quote] What I don't understand is why everyone wants to judge the way their choosing to raise their children. We've seen her girls on tv and yeah, they can be a trip sometimes (that little one is well on her way to divadom) but they seem like happy girls. And you can edit a show to make it look any way you want it to look, but neither the producers nor Kimora can force those girls to be happy for tv if they're really not. This is what works for them and their children. There isn't one "right" way to do it. There's no such thing as a perfect parent.[/quote] *the way THEY'RE choosing to raise their children*. I can spell ya'll...really I can. lol
CoCoPuff's picture

[quote comment="130519"]GOD

[quote comment="130519"]GOD BLESS THOSE KIDS... Material possions are nice but being shipped from one coast to another, questionable?????[/quote] What I don't understand is why everyone wants to judge the way their choosing to raise their children. We've seen her girls on tv and yeah, they can be a trip sometimes (that little one is well on her way to divadom) but they seem like happy girls. And you can edit a show to make it look any way you want it to look, but neither the producers nor Kimora can force those girls to be happy for tv if they're really not. This is what works for them and their children. There isn't one "right" way to do it. There's no such thing as a perfect parent.
CoCoPuff's picture

@ Prissa: I SECOND THAT!

@ Prissa: I SECOND THAT! I love it. No drama. Those two are showing it how it is done.
lisa's picture

kimora seems to be a good

kimora seems to be a good mother and i think it's good that her and russell can get along with each other, for the children..
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[quote comment="130516"][quote comment="130375"]Those little kids take yoga classes???????? WOW... I'm with you Russie, they're doing too damn much!![/quote] Better than sitting around watching TV and music videos all day[/quote] Co-sign with you Monique
FashionIcon2010's picture

I think Kimora is a great

I think Kimora is a great mother.
FashionIcon2010's picture

oh yeah, still waiting to see

oh yeah, still waiting to see little Halle Berry...I mean come on, I was more prepared to wait this long to see Baby Usher...I just knew Halle Berry would proudly display her baby to the public at least once
miss ashley's picture

[quote comment="130525"]For

[quote comment="130525"]For someone who just recently had her first, highly desired baby, Halle sure doesn't seem happy these days! Maybe it's postpartum depression or maybe her baby isn't well! Perhaps Gabriel is the problem... he doesn't seem too happy lately either![/quote] that's exactly what that baby was too, highly desired!!! and she hardly ever looks happy, i noticed too, maybe she wants him to get a job instead of walking around in that non line having Macy's commercial..
traci's picture

For someone who just recently

For someone who just recently had her first, highly desired baby, Halle sure doesn't seem happy these days! Maybe it's postpartum depression or maybe her baby isn't well! Perhaps Gabriel is the problem... he doesn't seem too happy lately either!
Jobell's picture

hahahahaha...Kanye and

hahahahaha...Kanye and Pharell make a BEAUTIFUL couple....of rappers and fashion moguls...dirty minded peeps..lol
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