Watch This: Russell Simmons Says Black Women 'Educated Me'

"They educated me on how hurtful it was," Russell Simmons says in an interview about the "Harriet Tubman Sex Tape" debacle.

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Russell Simmons (BRKDWN YouTube screenshot)

In his first sit-down interview about the "Harriet Tubman Sex Tape" debacle, Russell Simmons tells BRKDWN host Cynthia LuCiette that he pulled the video after black women schooled him on how much pain it caused.

"This is about black women -- and they can push me around a little quicker than the rest of the entire world," he said. "And they didn't push me around. They educated me on how hurtful it was because I never considered rape. I just saw her seduce, take advantage of and turn the tables on the slave master. That's what I saw."

Watch the interview here:

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