The beef between Russell Simmons and Bill Cosby started back in 2009 when Russell criticized Cosby’s “State of Emergency” project. Russell expressed that Cosby was too judgmental of African Americans, especially rappers. Fast forward to this past weekend when Russell and Bill came face to face at the Jackie Robinson Annual Awards dinner, Russell spotted Cosby and wanted to go over and and apologize but things weren’t too peachy with Mr. Cosby… According to Russ:
I wanted to find him to apologize, to tell him I was sorry about my statements and to tell him that I loved him. Suddenly I turned and he was behind the curtain and I said “I love you” and he responded on some real hip-hop, “Get the F*** out my face! His next move was straight up old school pre b-boy hood s**t. He walked by me and bumped me with his shoulder as I walked off stage after presenting my award to Sean [...] I then loved him even more.