Rap mogul Russell Simmons has dismissed reports suggesting he's unhappy with cash he has been "ordered" to pay his ex-wife in child support, insisting he "very happily" volunteered the amount.
The Def Jam co-founder's divorce from Kimora Lee Simmons was finalised in January (09) after 10 years of marriage, which produced two daughters.
Lee Simmons was granted sole custody of daughters Ming, nine, and Aoki, six, and, at a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court this week (ends27Feb09), a judge also signed off on the child support payments.
But multi-millionaire Def Jam Records co-founder Simmons is upset by reports suggesting he was ordered to hand over $40,000 (£28,000) in child support payments.
In a post on his online blog on Friday (27Feb09), Simmons writes, "I am reading these stories about how a judge ordered me to pay Kimora $40,000 a month in child support and I want to make something very clear. Nothing was ordered, it was given.
"My kids have a fabulous life; they are exposed to a broad range of artistic and scholastic educational programs and I'm very happy to contribute to that. As long as I have it, they can have it. If I ever don't have it, I'm coming to live with them!"
Simmons has been granted visitation rights and will reportedly pay $20,000 (£14,000)-a-month for each of his daughters until the girls turn 19.