You knew it would happen sooner or later. Whether you cared or not is a different story. Don Lemon and his adversary, Russell Simmons, finally came face-to-face to duke it out. Well not exactly duke it out, but to discuss their differences of opinions when it comes to who can wear the “I Know What’s Best For Black People” crown.
Lemon seemed to be in his feelings when it came to some of the comments Simmons made about him, and wanted to clear the air. “If I have my opinion about something, you have your opinion about something, we don’t have to fight over it,” Lemon said to Simmons. “And we can have a conversation. We can also disagree without being disagreeable, and we can just disagree which is fine. It doesn’t mean that I don’t like you or you don’t like me. We just disagree.”
In his own defense, Simmons once again pointed out it’s less about sagging jeans, and more about economic growth when it comes to black people. “Sometimes, if a black person that’s revered in the community that says something that’s — conservative, and I think is part of a mindset that is hurtful to the community, people will say the problem with the black community — kids have their ass crack showing. The problem with the black community is they need education opportunities and need job opportunities. These realities are the ones we immediate to bring up and we are talking about uplifting our children.”
Check out the full interview below:
Now that they’ve settled their differences, maybe we can now get to the crux of the matter. Neither of them should ever speak on behalf of all black people.