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.
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.
Art for Life is the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s primary fundraising event each year. The organization was founded by the Simmons brothers in 1995 and is dedicated to providing inner-city youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, as well as providing exhibition opportunities to under-represented and emerging artists.