Aoki Lee Simmons snatched a few wigs over the weekend when she stepped out for prom. The 16-year-old beauty looked like mom Kimora’s doppleganger when she attended her school’s event. She said the look only took half an hour to put together, even though she looked stunning. Still, the night didn’t go without its snafus. According to her, her gown busted open and her big sister Ming came through to save the day.
“Not sure if y’all can see but story time of the night! My dress popped open and big sis @mingleesimmons nail glued it back together.”
Still, the overall look for the night was a winner as she stepped out with her “bae.”
Aoki’s prom experience caps off a pretty eventful school year for her. She got into Harvard (c/o 2023) and has been calling out the racist folks at her school, including one white male classmate who couldn’t stop using the N-word that she would no longer stay quiet about.
“I can’t fight every single person who uses racial slurs, but you can be damn sure you’re not going to call me the N word in class during group work,” she said on Instagram. “I can’t stand ppl sometimes you think that stuff doesn’t happen in a nice school or a nice neighborhood, but rest assured it does. I’ve had ENOUGH.”
“You’re gonna stop telling me I’m not black cause I’m mixed. You’re going to stop telling me ‘I’m the only black person who doesn’t like being called a ni**a’ and you’re going to stop disrespecting me cause I’ve had it,” she added. “You can be an ‘angry black girl’ or you can be a ‘quiet studious black girl’ or you can be a black and proud girl or all three and you can go through life not provoking anyone and people will still go out of their way to voice their hate and attack you. It’s disgusting. Honestly if you’re a hateful mess inside keep that to yourself and get some help!”
We’re looking forward to watching Aoki continue to grow into an intelligent, no-nonsense, beautiful young lady. See her prom photos below…