Russell Simmons: Hip Hop Mogul, Activist…Fast Food Tailor?


Russell Simmons is angry at McDonalds.

Russell Simmons, the man who made hip hop hot, angrily denies rumours that he is sewing new uniforms for McDonald's.

“Not only is it not true, I am not in talks with them, I'm a vegan! It goes against my principles,” he said at an in-store appearance in Vancouver where he is promoting his Phat Pharm clothing line and practising his own brand of hip hop yoga.

“I don't eat anything that runs away from me! I'm going to have to issue a rebuttal about this.”

He was disturbed about media reports that the fast food giant is in early talks with Simmons to redesign its blah employee uniform into stylish urban streetwear ensembles.

Wait. McDonald's wants to turn their uniforms into “stylish urban streetwear”? Who the hell thought that was a good idea? And what exactly do they hope to accomplish by doing that? Its so interesting how McDonalds is marketing their crap for food.