In a video interview with the BRKDWN channel, Russell Simmons says that response from black women helped him understand why it was wrong to post a sex tape parody about Harriet Tubman. He says, "This is about black women. They can push me around a little quicker than the rest of the entire world. They didn't push me around. They educated me on how hurtful it was, because I never considered rape. I just saw her seduce, take advantage of and turn the tables on the slave master. That's what I saw."

Simmons says he's met with descendants of the famed abolitionist -- a statue of whom stands in Harlem -- and plans to make a documentary about her.