Russell Simmons is not the only one voicing his opinion about Kanye West's recent interview rants. "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon talked about his friend's "genius" rants.
Cannon tweeted, "I love @KanyeWest like a brother & been one of his biggest fans & friends since day 1, but Genius is eternal patience," Cannon added on "@KanyeWest Real geniuses don't have to tell everyone that they are a genius."
In an op-ed for Global Grind, written by co-founder of Def Jam, Russell Simmons, he backed Kim Kardashian's fiancé's rant about the fashion industry and the backlash he received from the public.
"I recently sat down with Ye in New York and got the chance to hear about his hopes and ambitions, his frustrations and contradictions, his happiness and his anger," Simmons wrote. "But through it all, what I felt from Kanye was an artist who desperately wants to leave his imprint in the history books. What's often times misunderstood about Kanye is that people believe he wants all of this for himself, in fact, quite the opposite, he wants all of this for the rest of us. He wants to destroy the glass ceiling with 808′s and crack music...so one day WE have the power to see all of the lights. Certainly he wants a piece for himself...everybody would, but at his core, at the bottom of his heart, lies an inner-truth that has led to an external battle to make this world a bit easier for those who have been dealt a hand of struggle, by showing them a glimmer of hope through his art."