Kimora Lee Simmons Shades Beyonce, Jessica Simpson & Other Celebs with Fashion Lines

Photo Credit: Tim Lundin
Photo Credit: Tim Lundin

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Kimora Lee Simmons is known for speaking her mind and not caring about how her opinions might make other people feel. The former super model and wife to Hip Hop mogul Russell Simmons is making her grand return to reality television with a new series called Kimora: House of Fab on Style Network, and despite the recent ending to her romantic relationship with Djimon Hounsou, she’s still making some power moves in the world of fashion. In fact, her new reality series will follow Kimora as she runs her latest company, an online retail haven for women’s fashion.

With continuously growing and doing good in sales, Kimora certainly feels great that she can add another accomplishment to her resume. But in a recent interview with The Grio, Kimora also reveals that she also feels good for paving the way for celebrity fashion designers.

Kimora claims that had she and Russell not founded Baby Phat and Phat Farm, other celebrities never would have been able to have their own fashion lines.

She says:

“Before us there wasn’t any Beyoncé, there wasn’t Sean John or Justin Timberlake, there wasn’t Jessica Simpson. There wasn’t any of that. We really laid the blueprint for that.”


And because she is Kimora Lee Simmons, of course she just had to do what she does best, and that is shade.

She adds:

“One thing I love about myself is this business is that I don’t have to rely on the sales of an album, or my movie being a hit for my clothing to be a hit.”


Oh Kimora.


  1. Why is she trying shade Bey when she has a whole pack of smoked sausages attached to the back of her neck? Woman please.

  2. Huh?! I’m pretty sure these people were going to get their own fashion lines regardless of whether or not Phat Farm and Baby Phat were in existence. Seriously. Companies know that celebs sell products. She needs to have several seats. She didn’t pave the way for celeb clothing lines.

  3. I don’t understand why Kimora is so arrogant all the time. She just lost yet another man, she never got close to getting on the level of Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, or Chanel Iman. She had to marry money to keep her lifestyle because her modeling career didn’t go as far as she wanted it to. And the only reason she had Baby Phat is because Russell gave it to her. She should humble herself.

  4. I get what she’s saying, but it’s just not true. There were already other urban lines out there that made their mark before Baby Phat. And I think even FUBU came before Baby Phat. The Simmons brothers aren’t the most innovative business men out there. Any venture they take on is always one that someone else did already.

  5. “One thing I love about myself is this business is that I don’t have to rely on the sales of an album, or my movie being a hit for my clothing to be a hit.” – Yeah, but you did have to rely on Russell’s d-ck to even get in the business. So yeah, you can’t shade anyone love.

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