Run Dmc founder JOSEPH SIMMONS is singing the praises of self-proclaimed "prophet to the stars" E BERNARD JORDAN after the religious man gave him the confidence to become an entrepreneur.

The rapper credits Jordan with giving him the boost he needed to launch his footwear company, which has made Simmons a multi-millionaire.

In new adverts highlighting Jordan's career and life-enhancing services, Simmons, the brother of rap mogul Russell Simmons, says, "He prophesised the sneaker company I acquired. Our company will gross over $200 million (GBP111.1 million) this year."

25/08/2004 09:01