Russell Simmons to Arsenio: “It Was Probably The Worse Idea In My Life”

A few weeks ago, we reported on Russell Simmons’ “The Harriet Tubman Sextape,” a satirical attempt at revisionist history.

The bit argued that Harriet Tubman’s ability to free slaves was in result of her sleeping with her white master and video taping it for blackmail.

In response to criticism of the video, Simmons took it down and apologized. Game over, right? Wrong.

Simmons appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show last night, and Hall brought up the incident.

Simmons explained what happened from his point of view, but made sure to note that those who had the most beef with him about the video are “do nothing negroes…[who] tried to turn him into Paula Deen.”

Check out the clip:

What do you think of Simmon’s response to both Andre Leon Talley and other, less famous folks who demanded that he be held accountable for the content?

Has Russell done enough for black folks to get a pass for this kind of mistake? Thoughts on the clip?

Sound off below!

VIDEO: George Zimmerman Reenacts Trayvon Martin Shooting

Check out this newly released footage of George Zimmerman reenacting the infamous altercation that took Trayvon Martin’s life.

The video was posted on a website started by Zimmerman’s defense team. In it, Zimmerman says Martin was the aggressor, and that it was when he saw and reached for his gun that Zimmerman grabbed it and shot the teenager.

Two large butterfly bandages are also visible on the back of Zimmerman’s head.

VIDEO: 18 Year-Old Marcus Warryton Brutally Beaten By Philly Cops

Four Philadelphia police officers are at the center of controversy and outrage after a cell phone video surfaced showing them brutally beating 18 year-old Marcus Warryton.

Warryton had been pulled over for allegedly running a stop sign. The video begins with the young man being pressed against a police car by two officers. Warryton seems to be resisting. Two more officers arrive and, a few baton shots later, Warryton is on the ground and no longer posing a threat.

But the officers continue beating him, splitting his head open and splattering blood across the pavement.