Djimon Strikes Back

- By Bossip Staff

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Kimora’s boo Djimon recently spoke at a Senate hearing to fight for runaway and homeless youth – something he is all too familiar with.

“In the early 1980s, when he was in his teens, the African-born future model and actor was a homeless youth in Paris. ‘I lived on the streets for some time – fighting for survival, searching out nothing more than my daily necessities for a meager existence. In the ‘wintertime, when I didn’t have enough warm clothes to sustain the harsh weather outside, I was sent to a juvenile prison to spend the night. It was three or four years before I was discovered on the street by a fashion designer [Thierry Mugler] and my life started to turn around, eventually.’

‘It’s not something I think about every day, thank God. But it’s something that oftentimes hits me again,’ he said, adding, ‘It’s good to think about it sometimes, to remember where you came from.'”

With humble beginnings such as those, it’s a wonder that he can even stomach Kimora’s lavish over-the-top-ness. It’s nice to see him giving back though. We’ve said it before, but that Kimora is one lucky lady.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/birdshu Bird

    Wow, his story sounds interesting. Has he done a book? I like to read it if he has.

  • da darkness

    yawn fight for helping marriages stay together. i mean yahll help not hurt

  • swoosh

    swexy

  • guilty pleasure

    Wow! This is an interesting story!

    Sometimes when we look at celebrities, we only see what they have TODAY as opposed to their struggle to achieve what they have.

  • HomoMafia

    Nice one Djimon!

  • matic

    wow, kimora sooooooo does not deserve him. i don’t know how he puts up with her.

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    He usuallys look good to me but the shiny head…a little too much on this one😦

  • SWEET CHEEKS

    Such a goregous man!!!

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    Oh in the big picture he looks a little rat-like…

  • justmoi

    Yet another reason for me to love this guy.

  • SIDEWAYS

    I didn’t know he was a street kid. very interesting!

  • elle

    It’s always interesting to hear how people survive their steps & stone.

    I think he is soooooooooooooooooooo handsome, always have.

  • HitMeUp813

    This dude is old and still fine as hell!!!

  • JAD

    That is very interesting. I like that guy!!!

  • JAD

    That is very interesting. I like that guy!!!

  • djimon housou

    ladies, ladies, calm down wowwww, i taught u said i was ugly and purple and now u are all over me!!!!! maybe it’s becaue of my madingo!!!! well africa rules!!!!

  • Just Sit and Be Pretty

    Good for Djimon!! Yeah, Kimora’s definitely got herself a keeper.

  • Crazy Ass Rodney

    Amistad!!!

  • Lil' Kevin Mayne

    his beard isn’t finished

  • Necy

    MMMMMMMMMMMM !!! scrumchious

  • Encyclopedia Brown

    Good job Amistad

  • dave

    fu*ck any slave N*GGER that calls him amistad and i mean that sh&t!!!!!

    how are u going to call an african a slave name??? his ancestors were not slaves like u bunch of n&gger apes.

  • DH

    God Bless Him! Hopefully his future will only be better and better.

  • Kim

    HIS STORY IS INTERESTING BUT PLEASE LAWD EVERYTIME I SEE HIS FACE I WONDER WHY HE IS SO UGLY?????

  • dave

    ur

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