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We're not quite sure why he felt compelled to do this, but Russell Simmon's publicist just sent us the following open letter from the hip hop mogul.

He says:

"Friends 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"

Did he really need to go into such detail about the specifics of his custody arrangement???

Kimora's gonna be PISSED!

Maybe that's the point???

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122 comments to “Setting The Record Straight”

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  1. Heidi says – reply to this


    101

    the new one - djimon ? - he'd better run for his life, there's no way he can follow that act.

  2. Chipi says – reply to this


    102

    UGMO! Almost ugliest man/woman I've ever seen. How unfortunate for him/her.

  3. Lala says – reply to this


    103

    What a Beautiful couple!
    They might actually have a respectful Divorce!

  4. Jane says – reply to this


    104

    I wish I was as wealthy as They are!

  5. snowy says – reply to this


    105

    Re: Judy – What a Bitch You are!

  6. Jenni says – reply to this


    106

    I don't think this is anything Kimora should get mad about. It's sweet.

  7. AMO says – reply to this


    107

    Sounds like someone took up skiing again. He was just blabbering on and on…

  8. gaby says – reply to this


    108

    who the fuck cares about those two little monkeys????

  9. smoke says – reply to this


    109

    fuck you perez. You know both of them are good parents! stop talking shit

  10. mk says – reply to this


    110

    What choice did he have? He felt he needed to give details about the specifics because media makes shit up. Seems like a decent person to me.

  11. 4:20 says – reply to this


    111

    What a thoughtful and generous man. We live in a world where men run shreiking from the possibility of being a father but Russell is truly one hell of a classy man. Kimora is a very lucky woman - whom I can't stand - but she is raising her kids to be cultured, sophisticated, bratty - their momma takes all of this for granted and it's obivious by watching the show she teaches them that entitling attitude.

  12. Think says – reply to this


    112

    Re: gaby – Poor little minded person!

  13. jane says – reply to this


    113

    Re: Hal R Hosfeld – you sir are a pig and a racist—and clearly totally uneducated and ignorant. They are of different and distinct races. You are a disgrace to the human race—keep you hatred to yourself.

  14. bee says – reply to this


    114

    why would she be pissed? He said nice things about her as a mom.

  15. drae says – reply to this


    115

    why in god's name would she be upset. This is a man taking responsibility for his children, knowing that mom makes the majority of the decisions and allowing that to be okay. I have dealt with a selfish ex-husband who lives in a different state, refuses to help pay for orthodontics because "he didn't have a say", won't pay for baseball fees, extracurricular activities for our three kids because again, "he doesn't have a say". THEN ON TOP OF IT, every other year he asks to have his CS reduced. I have to go back to court - pay an attorney - only to have in the end the judge say that his support remains the same. I'm out $15K in attorney fees, and nothing changes. Russell Simmons and Kimora have found what works for them and they are doing what is best for their children.

  16. Jeans says – reply to this


    116

    Who cares if he went into detail. It's not as if he said anything bad about that snobby bitch and that is what she is, a bitch.

  17. sun says – reply to this


    117

    i agree with elici…..kimora and russell seemed to have worked things out well….i think they are both very down to earth people.

  18. b24 says – reply to this


    118

    Well well well. Looks like there will be nothing left for the gossip blogs to speculate on where his divorce and the welfare of hs children is concerned. Well done, Russell.

  19. me says – reply to this


    119

    SOUNDS MORE LIKE GENERALITIES THAN SPECIFICS. SHE WOULD BE SILLY TO BE MIFFED. HE'S SAYING SHE'S A GOOD MOTHER, AND BACKING IT UP.
    WAY COOLER THAN BEING A DEAD BEAT DAD WHO COMPLAINS TO THE MEDIA CONSTANTLY.

  20. EWW says – reply to this


    120

    HE HAS A RIGHT TO DISPUTE THE RUMORS. HE KILLS ALL THE SPECULATION WITH THIS. I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW A SHALLOW GAL LIKE HER EVEN GOT TOGETHER WITH SOMEONE LIKE HIM. HE SEEMS TO BE MORE IN TOUCH AND GROUNDED THAN HER!? GO FIGURE…NOW SHE'S GOT ALL HIS CASH TO SPEND. I KNOW SHE WORKS BUT HER DINKY CAREER DOESN'T MATCH WITH HIS.

  21. geege says – reply to this


    121

    hey russell, don't even bother trying to explaining nothing with perez and let him talk his shit cause EVERYBODY knows that that's all he does is TALK SHIT!!! so juss keep doing the dayum thang wid ur life and keep it moving don't give this FATASS HATER the time of day!!! PEREZ U SERIOUSLY NEED TO GET A LIFE!!!
    Cause u needZ to stop hating bitch and start loving…like russell said…with great love all things are possible! *mwuah*

  22. Puffy says – reply to this


    122

    He has gay face and she looks like a drag queen

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