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Over the years, there has been some negative media attention placed on Russell after he was accused of several public outbursts. Nicole wants to know, does public perception concern him?

Russell: I just don't think there's anything I can do about it.
Nicole: I don't agree.
Russell: I can be the best person that I can be and it's still not going to be good enough to change people's minds. I do think it's really important. I didn't used to. And I think, in a way, I'm paying a price for that youthful arrogance. Because you have this thing, that, you know, "I don't care what you think, I know who I am." ... The effect of which you don't really realize that you've actually scared people, or something.
Nicole: Yeah, because a lot of people have said to me, "Oh, Russell, are you scared of him?" I'm like, "Scared of Russell? I've never been scared of Russell."
Russell: It's a funny thing, isn't it?
Nicole: Yeah, people are scared of you. You're one of the softest people inside that I know. It's true. ... You have big emotions.
Russell: I always think it's healthy, too. That in the moment if something's getting to you—just get it done. But, see I don't recommend anger. I don't see temper and anger as being related. Temper is, you know, volcanic. It begins and it's over. Anger is a different thing altogether. I get accused of being angry all the time. It perplexes me a little bit because I just don't know where it comes from.


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