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Russell Simmons

on NYC Homeless

'THEY'RE F**KED'

10/31/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Russell Simmons says the homeless people who live in NYC are totally "f**ked" ... after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the city ... and now he's placing the blame on Mayor Bloomberg. 

Simmons says he's grateful he was in L.A. during the storm, but says he's positive some of his properties sustained damage -- "My pad in the Hamptons might be twisted."

But when we brought up New York's homeless population, Russell couldn't have been more blunt -- "They're f**cked ... it's terrible."

"I mean I love Mayor Bloomberg," Simmons said ... "But he did a sh**ty job with the homeless ... and now look at the mess ... really, I don't know what to say."

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TEXAS    

yeah right....your default pix WEEZY is too busy getting jacked up on SYRUP and having seizures becuz of it....never mind acting like a CHILD in his lawsuit....and I can promise you neither one of them have given SQUAT to the homeless.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x07fyaasfrmgdal/The%20Carter.avi

619 days ago
17.

Max    

Got fat bass lines like Russell Simmons steals money.

619 days ago
18.

Mrs.Skinner    

Because the mayor is responsible for where people chose to squat? Ridiculous. If you are so compassionate you spend your time and resources taking care of them.

619 days ago
19.

jvermeer    

I'm sure that since the airports are now open to landings he will hop on the first flight available to NYC so he can lend a hand. Yeah, right.

619 days ago
20.

Rae    

Put your money where your mouth is!

619 days ago
21.

TMP    

Talking about the crappy situation of the homeless in the same conversation about his "pad in the Hamptons"... if he doesn't like the way Bloomburg handled it, why doesn't he use his millions to do something instead of just blaming someone else.

619 days ago
22.

ray    

hey you cheap SOB, instead of crying about your house, and bitching about what the people did who did not abandon the city. So why don't you whip out some cash, and get the rest of your rarry buddies to whip out more and DO SOMETHING and not just flap your lips.

619 days ago
23.

Snerkles    

Well, gosh, maybe he would transport them ALL to his Hamptons pad, and let them live, there. I'm sure they'd be grateful, and take reeeeal good care of the place;).

619 days ago
24.

david 183    

Lucky him he was in LA. If he cared so much he should've of stayed here and made sure they had somewhere to go. He has the kind of money to make that happen and it wouldn't even affect him financially. He does good work for people but this time he needs to shut up.

619 days ago
25.

LISA    

The written article comes across harsher than the ‘interview’ shown on the clip. I'm not saying this guy is an angel, but he did receive a Humanitarian award from a homeless charity this year.

619 days ago
26.

Uh    

He might give away his totally bogus "credit cards" to them (homeless). After all, he feeds off the down and out.

619 days ago
27.

LISA    

The TMZ reporter was terrible ... sounds a lot like Chumlee from Pawn Stars reality show.

619 days ago
28.

UZURBRAIN    

Not to sound rude but, with all the $$$ he has he could've helped the homeless!!!!! All his homes.....my house in the Hamptons may have sustained some damage! He could've put some of them up. It is sad tho....What happened to them or were could they have gone?

619 days ago
29.

Laura    

Has this idiot Simmons offered to help out in any way possible? Or is he going to just sit in another state and bitch about the way things are being handled?

619 days ago
30.

taz    

What a douche. Maybe Russel should put his money where his mouth is and contribute to the solution instead of bashing others. I really feel for him and his "twisted" house in the Hamptons. Maybe when he gets it fixed he can house the homeless there?

619 days ago
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