Update: Thursday, Aug. 15, 10:01 a.m. EDT:
The hip-hop mogul issued an apology at his Global Grind site, saying, "When my buddies from the NAACP called and asked me to take down the Harriet Tubman video from the All Def Digital YouTube channel and apologize, I agreed."
All Def Digital, the brainchild of Russell Simmons and Awesomeness TV CEO Brian Robbin, apparently removed a racially and sexually offensive YouTube video that showed a fictionalized account of how Harriet Tubman won her freedom. Clutch magazine reports that in "ADD History: Harriet Tubman Sex Tape," comedians joke about how Tubman used sex to blackmail "her master into letting her run the Underground Railroad!"
During the "reenactment," Tubman seduces her master, telling him, "All these years I've been acting like I didn't enjoy our special time together." The pair then engages in a sex act that culminates with Harriet's master confessing his love for her, while she brushes him off, saying, "Look n*gga, I don't give a damn about who you love."
*long heavy sigh*
I'm not even sure where to begin.
Downplaying the very real rapes and abuse Black women endured during slave[r]y? Check.
Read more at Clutch magazine.