Kimora Lee Simmons acknowledges the audience with her daughters Aoki Lee Simmons (L) and Ming Lee Simmons (R) at the Baby Phat & KLS Collection Fall 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Gotham Hall on February 17, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Aoki Lee Simmons;Ming Lee Simmons;Kimora Lee Simmons (Getty Images)more pics »(Getty Images)On Friday, Kimora Lee Simmons announced that she was no longer part of the Phat Farm family.
The former fashion model explained that she would be devoting more time to her other non Phat-affiliated lines. Simmons stated, "It's time for me to move on and further expand my other businesses and create a new phenomenon. I adore all those who have faithfully been with me since the beginning. I'm forever dedicated to my family, fans, and customers. My inspiration has always come from the fabulous women who have been with me through the years as we've grown from young party girls to power players!"
But it doesn't seem that Ms. Simmons' departure is without acrimony. Kimora, who is currently shooting the fourth season of her Style Network series Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, responded to a question about Baby Phat's future leadership with the quip, "Hell if I know, baby!"
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