Blood Diamond Russ to Bossipers: “Get The Rush Card!”

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Both Visa and Mastercard told you to kiss their a$$e$. But, don’t fret this Holiday season. Russell Simmons reached out to Bossip and wants you to be able to function like a person with credit score above 500:

“Rather than get in line to cash your check then get in line to pay your bills, there’s the RushCard,” Simmons explains. “Rather than be locked out of hotels, car rentals or internet purchases, there’s the RushCard. Get access to the American Dream as it’s unfolding.

Also, if you have a small business or you don’t want your college age kid to twist your credit out, or if you want a finite amount of money for holiday or other shopping, the RushCard works well. We now have the ability to build credit where there was none. These are just some of the uses for the RushCard. We intend to build other services for these underserved communities.”

What in the hell is the Rush Card, you ask? Well, it’s something like the Boost Mobile of credit cards:

RushCard members have access to all the conveniences of a Visa debit card, including the ability to make purchases and pay bills online, rent a car, and book hotel accommodations. Direct deposit allows members to avoid paying high fees and waiting in long lines to cash a check. Plus, since the RushCard is prepaid, members cannot go into debt or incur high overdraft fees and interest charges.

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Comments

  • da darkness

    lets make a toast

  • Caramellatte

    No Thanks!

  • Wouldn't you like to know

    ……….

  • HoneyBrown

    Please, please tell me that isn’t the real ad with “Go get chu one” on it …… so ebonics is supposed to make this more attractive to “minorities”??? That is ridiculous and offensive Russ!

  • Raquel26

    @AJ: I’m with you on that one! Credit Score is GREAT; besides, I turn down REAL visas and mastercard offers daily. So,why would I want this hood sh_t.

    People with no bank account, poor credit, and want to avoid the check cashing centers use this.

  • BLESSED

    IT AINT ALL BAD. IT MADE SENSE TO ME 3 YEARS AGO.I DO FEEL YALL THE CHARGES WERE A BIT CRAZY. HOWEVER I USED MINE FOR A BIT PAID IT OFF. I WAS ABLE TO GET A NEW CARD WITH A BETTER RATE. DID THAT A FEW TIMES. NOW IM A 760. THANKS TO RUSS. U GOT TO START SOMEWHERE

  • Mr. Sick

    Thanks Russ

    But no thanks for me because my score is in the high 600’s

  • kristy

    ummm yes…you can achieve the same goals…if you open up a checking account and get a debit card with a visa or mastercard logo…it may not build your credit, but you will not have those crazy fees either

  • okay

    im NOT putting one more dime in his pocket. I don’t even wear baby phat.

    Im a black women and im NOT taking care of his white women loving a**

  • okay

    I KNOW THE CHARGES ARE Outrageous

  • GODDESS1

    This is crazy…… Walmart is doing this also.

    When will this ‘exploiting’ of blacks end. Nothing against Russ.. this is not building the community. We need to teach being responsbile with money.

    paying bills the right way… checking accounts etc.

    48POWERS!!!

  • honesty4u

    Is he for real? Please negro, no thanks especially after his rantings about his CHOICE of women.

  • Melzy

    This is not innovative or brand spankin new. The idea has been around under several other brand names for a while now. i.e.: western union card, and pre-paid visa cards for teens. Russ is so clever…

  • Kellz

    The pre-paid card thing is a rip off for those of us that have a good credit score. For those that can’t open up a checking account would benefit from this. Althought the Rush card is not the one to use. They would be better off getting a western union pre-paid master card. I got one of those and put money on it for my niece when she went to school. Direct deposit was free for it and you only paid a fee when you loaded money at a center or took cash out of the atm. You never paid POS fees. Rush is getting richer on ya’ll!!!! Hate to say it, but the black man is the one ripping ya’ll off.

  • bg

    There you go Russ just suck us dry! Don’t be fooled people you can go to the bank and get a secured CC and be on the map in no time

  • Adiamondcenter

    although my credit is o.k at 660 ….I still went and got a rush card to support your BLACK movement in the industry…..So now go get A BLACK date….I love Kamora as a Black /Asian chick that makes wonderful clothes but I am speaking of a BLACK chick RUSSIE….. Just one time!!!! But your choice…….

  • Adiamondcenter

    ….AAAND alot of car rental places will not take your RUSH card….Just letting ppl know…. check it out………. I tryed..I think hertz is the only company that will accept the RUSH card for RENTALS …..MR.Simmons..But I used it every where else when I vacationed in MIA……it’s ok

  • kenya

    russell, i really admire you for thinking out the box in terms of creative money making efforts, but there’s something we all can do to not be locked out of renting cars, hotels, and ordering over the internet…it’s called an atm card, and as long as it has the visa/mc logo, you can use it wherever they are accepted….now in case you are in check systems, maybe this card is the option for you.

  • kenya

    oh yeah russell,
    keep doing you. if you like vanilla with your chocolate then by all means, have at it, but please at least give them some gift certificates to a tanning salon because pastiness is not attractive.

  • Trisha

    NO THANK YOU Russie aka BDR.
    That man is sleazy & creepy.
    He is such a sellout..I am not talking about his choice of women, I am talking about blood diamonds.
    Makes me proud to know that many black people are not buying his nonsense. He needs to go kick rocks and leave us alone.

  • beyonce hater

    tht stupid ass card is a rip off, i used it to go shopping online and be cute because i got the pink one. well – they took a 19.99 processing fee, then 1 dollar everytime i used it and they took other stuff that was stupid, in the end, i wind up using about 50 bucks after I loaded 735.00 on it. I was pretty pissed. then i went to the ATM to remove my money and they charged me for that because you can only remove 200 At a time so i had to withdraw 4 times to get my money it was horrible! PLEASE take that card and shove it up your azz russell. my credit scort is a 697 and thats not shabby for someone who has student loans, 2 cars, and a home along with 6 other credit cards. dont use this card!

  • justme

    This is a rip off, and an obvious attempt to once again take advantage of the black community. Normal cards don’t have outrageous fees, and don’t charge people for access to THEIR OWN MONEY….

  • ownly1

    That card is for people who are responsible enough to READ the contract and understand what they’re getting into. People act like Russell Simmons is supposed to make their money for them just because he’s black. All he owes you is what you pay for.

  • earthly vagabond

    That’s the price for not handling your paper correctly. Every card company gets you for extra money. It’s a business not a charity. Stop making it rain at the strip club and open up a bank account. Hahaha!

  • swifty

    The Rush card aint the only card out there like that. yall just want to hate because russell simmons is the only person you can recognize. kill yaself!

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