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Russell Simmons Apologizes to Courtney Love for Crackhead Comments

October 23, 2010 (4:54 am) GMT
After associating Love's recklessness of posting her raunchy shot on Twitter to her drug addiction, the hip-hop mogul has taken it to his own Twitter to issue his public apology to his 'insulted' pal.
Courtney Love, Russell Simmons

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has apologized to pal after insulting the singer by calling her a "crackhead" for posting nude pictures of herself online. The Def Jam co-founder recently poked fun at Love for accidentally uploading raunchy photos of herself on social networking website Twitter.com earlier this month.

Love, who has candidly spoken about her battle with drug addiction, was so embarrassed by the scandal she shut down her Twitter account. The incident surprised Simmons and he was convinced his rocker pal was under the influence when she sent the pictures to the public.

Speaking at an event earlier this week, he told the New York Post, "I think she is a sweet girl... It's probably exciting to be a crackhead." But Love failed to see the funny side and responded to the newspaper, "I'm fairly insulted that he associates me with that drug. What does that mean?"

Simmons was left embarrassed by the controversy and now the hip-hop mogul has issued a public apology to the singer on his own Twitter blog. Taking to the website on Friday, October 22, he wrote, "Gotta lay off green juice (fast), allowed the media to string my words together and insult friend @CourtneyLoveUK horrible mess (sic)."

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