Rapper Jay Z shares confusion with many Americans about what the Occupy movement is actually about. Because of that, he has criticized it, even calling it un-American for demonizing the rich.
He made all of this clear in a recent interview.
“I’m not going to a park and picnic — I have no idea what to do,” Jay-Z said, recalling a conversation with Simmons about joining the movement.
He said Occupy Wall Street’s blanket demonization of the rich is un-American.
“I think all those things need to really declare themselves a bit more clearly because when you just say that ‘the 1 percent is that,’ that’s not true,” he said.
Russell Simmons felt the need to respond to Jay-Z (Sean Carter).
J. @occupywallstreet is not a blanket indictment of the rich its an indictment of a system that let's the rich bribe R government, luv u
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) September 9, 2012
And without wasting any time, Occupy supporters started insulting the rapper.
Jay-Z busts Occupy because he doesn't understand how corporate power has lead to the worst income disparity since the depression. #Wakeup
— Christian Walter (@Christian02215) September 9, 2012
— Breed Tha Loc (@BreedThaLocust) September 9, 2012