Kimora Lee Simmons Parts Ways With Baby Phat Empire

October 5, 2015

In news that we never saw coming, Kimora Lee Simmons and Baby Phat's parent company, Kellwood Company, will go their separate ways effective Sept. 1, E!Online reports.

“After 14 years of conceiving and nurturing Baby Phat, it's time for me to move on and further expand my other businesses and create a new phenomenon,” said Simmons. “I adore all those who have faithfully been with me since the beginning.”

Simmons was just in South Africa for the Grand Opening of the new Canal Walk, Cape Town store location, so not sure what could have happened to prompt such a major move in another direction.