O’Reilly Blasts Russell Simmons for Being ‘Too Frightened to Answer’ Questions

On Thursday night, Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly ripped into hip hop mogul Russell Simmons after he said that he felt “blindsided” following his The O’Reilly Factor interview that became heated over the issue of a Beyoncé music video the Fox host thought “glorifies having sex in the back of a limousine.” O’Reilly said that Simmons “knew we were going to talk about the music industry” and the claim that he felt “blindsided” was “bully.”

“I went on the show under the pretext that he was going to talk about my book and he blindsided me,” Simmons recently said of his combative interview with O’Reilly.

“Simmons knew we were going to talk about the music industry,” O’Reilly protested. “What did he think give him six minutes on dopey book?”

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“Simmons is just too frightened to answer the questions,” O’Reilly added. “What, do you live on Mars?”

O’Reilly later invited conservative radio host Laura Ingraham to discuss the “crude culture” of the music industry.

Watch the clip below via Fox News Channel:

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