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Russell Simmons

on NYC Homeless


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

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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And here's the problem.. you do too good a job with the homeless, and initially that costs a fortune for the taxpayers, who scream about the homeless but don't want it taken out of their pockets. Then, you get the next layer of people struggling, and they declare homelessness in order to qualify for whatever is being given out, and on and on it goes. It's a no win situation.

721 days ago


This city and it's rulers truly do not care about anything or anybody that shames them or the persona of the city. Getting rid of the homeless by way of Sandy is the quiet way to employ ethnic cleaning by the hands of nature. By the way if you're dumb enough to live on an island as NYC is, or on a beach, Sandy is what you get.

721 days ago


yeah, you just want to sell them more of your fees laddened cash cards.

721 days ago

Ronnie J    

Homeless people know how to survive better than anybody. They are already used to not having anything, they're not ****ed, we are!

721 days ago


The mayor did a shyt job, but you're in L.A., but you love him. Rich people are freekkin annoying! The mayor is just like you rich and uninterested in regular or poor people, that is why during last years winter storm he was on his island and unable to give directives.
Russell if you want, get in your jet, I know you have one, and take the homeless to your 'PAD' in the Hamptons.

721 days ago


Romnesia is handing out CANNED FOODS when he should hand out some MONEY. Also, Trump; that 5 Million Dollar offer you made, hmmmmm Why do you NOT donate that money to the HOMELESS. Hand out some money or Ryan cound hand out some VOUCHERS.

721 days ago


Aint no ways this kneegrow is going to donate...noways...nohow!

721 days ago


I'm not clear on what the Mayor was supposed to do with the "homeless" (when I was a girl, we called them bums). Just because he's a Mayor doesn't mean he can solve everyone's problems. We are supposed to take responsibility for our own lives.

721 days ago

HRH Prince Michael    

Firstly, Mr. Simmons needs to make a noteworthy to the homeless of NYC, or keep his irrelevant opinions to himself.

Secondly, while the Pharaoh of The "United" States, a large, wind-bag in New Jersey, and other
self-serving politicians turn this -NEEDLESS-
Act of God into De Facto campaigns, well-over
SEVEN million Americans suffer, -again- NEEDLESSLY.

This latest catastrophe, in the SECOND-decade
of Death and Destruction for our once Godly-blessed nation, will serve as a final testament
to the most Corrupt, Unjust, and Immoral "governments", in World History.

FBI,CIA,NSA,ATF,DEA,U.S. Secret Service:
COME, and Armageddon it - Traitor, coward, bastards.

The House of David 20Twelve:
NOW, The Kingdom strikes BACK. ANY question?

Hebrews Twelve;28-29 is HERE,
Daniel Twelve;1 is HERE,
Proverbs Twelve;7 is NOW,
Zechariah Twelve;8 is NOW,
St. Mark Twelve;36 is NOW,
Psalm 2;012 is NOW:
The Most Blessed Christ King Yeshua reigns!
ALL, for The Greater Glory of The True and Living Yahweh

721 days ago


Sad he has to comment on the homeless but then has to add a comment about his house in the Hamptons???? Give me a break! If he's worried about the homeless why doesn't he do something to help out his city????

721 days ago

Jeff Becker    

Well Russ, why don't you open up your crib to them. I'm sure it's massive. I love watching liberals cry about their causes and show up for demostrations with their $100k watches on and their ridiculously expensive designer clothes on, then get wisked away by their driver in a custom Cadillac Escalade and go directly to a private airport to hop on their Lear jet to fly to the coast to attend a party thrown by Jay Z and Beyonce.

Can you say, HYPOCRITS?

721 days ago

Fuck Celebrities    

Maybe he should have flown them all to his california pad.

I'll bet his hooker girlfriend $tayed nice and dry.

721 days ago


SERIOUSLY..All shelters were open. What was he to do go around and pick them all up. If he didn't think it was being done right where was he..Oh in another state enjoying his wealth. Oh and what about the homeless in NJ, PA, NC, DC, and Virgnia??? New York was not the only state effected. He only cares about NY homeless. Arrogant butthead.

721 days ago


Hey here's an idea Russell...go take care of the homeless with all the money you throw around on pinball machines and game rooms. Do something instead of put blame on a man that has BEEN THERE since the storm. Pointing fingers is a little easier eh bud?

721 days ago

bring back recent posts    

...couldn't the homeless go too a shelter???????????????

721 days ago
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