Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons says he's a big fan of rappers who “say something that's meaningful.”

“I want artists to tell the truth,” Simmons told Larry King during an appearance on Larry King Now. “But I'm also a fan of social activists who are rappers. Public Enemy was my big example from Def Jam days.”

“Say something that's meaningful in terms of social – because I'm involved in many political and social and philanthropic causes. And gay rights has been a big deal for me. I've always been a big supporter of gay rights.”

Same Love, Macklemore's fourth single from their 2012 album The Heist, talks about gay marriage. The hip hop duo performed the track live at the 56th Grammy Awards, where Macklemore won four awards including Best New Artist, Best Rap Album (The Heist), Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance (Thrift Shop).

“So, when I heard that record [Same Love], I was thrilled. And I'm a big fan of Macklemore's,” Simmons said.

When King asked Simmons to weigh in on the controversy that Macklemore won at the Grammys because he's white, Simmons answered: “[expletive] no. I think they just like … He's easy to digest.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)