Naughty by Nature helped celebrate the 15th-Annual Art for Life benefit with a crowd of 750 supporters last night at Fairview Farms in Watermill, NY. Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons hosted the event in support of the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, an organization they co-founded with their brother Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons. Soledad O’Brien emceed the event that honored Michael R. Bloomberg, Kimora Lee Simmons, Valentino D. Carlotti, Jason Flom and Rush Featured Artist Carrie Mae Weems.
During the program, Russell Simmons announced that Kimora Lee Simmons has started a generous scholarship of $1 million dollars for Rush teens. Her children – Ming Lee Simmons, Aoki Lee Simmons and Kenzo Lee Hounsou – accepted the honor on their mother’s behalf and welcomed the inaugural class of scholarship recipients.
Doug E. Fresh and Kurtis Blow also performed. Additional guests included Gayle King, Rick Ross, Nicky Hilton, Angela Simmons, JoJo Simmons, Kim Porter, Jonathan Cheban, Bevy Smith, Star Jones, Miss Universe Gabriela Isler, Miss USA Nia Sanchez and model Vita Sidorkina.