Courtney Love is making Russell Simmons grovel for her forgiveness - she has been ignoring the hip-hop mogul's calls to apologise for branding her a "crackhead" after she posted nude images of herself online.
The Hole frontwoman was left red-faced after accidentally uploading raunchy photos meant for a lover on social networking website Twitter.com earlier this month (Oct10).
Simmons joked about the scandal last week (19Oct10), telling the New York Post his pal, who has a history of drug abuse, must have been under the influence when she sent the explicit photos to the public.
He told the New York Post, "I think she is a sweet girl... It's probably exciting to be a crackhead."
Love hit back at Simmons and insisted she was "insulted" by his comment - and the rap icon has been trying to make amends since.
He took to his own Twitter.com page on Friday (22Oct10), writing, "Gotta lay off green juice (fast), allowed the media to string my words together and insult friend Courtney Love."
But Simmons is struggling to contact Love to make a personal apology.
He tells the newspaper, "My joke about Courtney Love was more about me than Courtney. She is a talented, sweet girl who, like me and everyone else, is in constant reform. I've been calling her but haven't been able to reach her yet. I hope she still considers me a friend."