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Where’s Russell’s Beef With Jesse?

It’s all about love, mogul says.

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Russell Simmons supports Barack Obama, but he’s too Zen these days to get mad at Jesse Jackson’s stated desire to “cut [Obama’s] nuts out.” “You can judge someone you love, and I would say Jesse Jackson loves Obama so much that maybe he had a judgment,” Simmons said at a party for his Hip-Hop Summit Action Network’s get-out- the-vote ad campaign on July 9. “He’s done so much good for so long that I give him a pass for all of his statements.” Besides, the vegan Simmons has his own Obama issues on his plate, like getting the candidate to tell America to “eat one less hamburger a week”: “That would be nice.”

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