Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons says Tracy Morgan was devastated to learn he hurt people with his anti-gay comic routine.

In the routine delivered last weekend in Nashville, Morgan, the star of NBC's 30 Rock, condoned anti-gay bullying and said he would stab his son to death if he found out he was gay.

Morgan apologized for his comedy set on Friday, but gay rights groups said they hoped he would do more.

Simmons, a strong advocate for gay rights, told AOL celebrity blog Popeater that Morgan had cried over the incident.

“He was so happy to hear my voice,” Simmons said about a phone call he made to the comic. “He had been crying. He was really devastated. He spilled his guts to me.”

Simmons published a transcript of his conversation with Morgan at the site GlobalGrind.com.

The 42-year-old Morgan reiterated to Simmons that he was sorry for his comments and added that he believes in gay rights: “I believe everyone deserves the right to be happy and marry who they want to; gay, white, black, male or female. Let me know where the rally's at Russ. I'm there!”

On Monday, he agreed to meet with troubled LGBT youth from the Ali Forney Center in New York City and committed to participate in GLAAD's upcoming Amplify Your Voice video campaign to combat anti-LGBT bullying. He'll also return to Nashville with Simmons to make a public statement in support of gay rights.

Several openly gay celebrities, including George Takei, Cheyenne Jackson and Wanda Sykes, had harshly criticized Morgan. However, fellow comic Chris Rock came to Morgan's defense, suggesting he had a right to say outrageous things.

Florida Representative Allen West fired an intern who retweeted a message of support to Morgan's son from Scissor Sisters vocalist Ana Matronic.