Jay-Z Plans Occupy Wall Street Concert w/ Russell Simmons


After Jay stirred up controversy with his "Occupy All Streets" shirts, now he plans a concert....

"We are definitely discussing [a concert,]"
Russell Simmons says.
"We're definitely looking to make a huge impact. We're actively working for permits. We'll have one in our hands soon."


It'll be interesting to how protesters react to Hov's involvement as he's been criticized for selling Rocawear's "Occupy All Streets" T-shirts without donating proceeds from sales to the cause. Many are saying the rapper is just trying to profit from Occupy Wall Street and Simmons has come to his defense several times.


"Jay-Z didn't make a T-shirt [that said] 'F— the Bums on the Street,'"
Simmons said.
"What's wrong with selling goodness? You should sell things you're happy about. You should sell products that you're inspired by, that promote lasting and stable well-being."

But protesters have yet to agree with Simmons' sentiments. An artist recently created a statue of Jay-Z wearing chains with a huge dollar sign medallion. On top of the Brooklyn rapper rest three other money-hungry icons: The Simpsons' Mr. Burns, Scrooge McDuck, and Richie Rich.


Think Jay-Z is trying to profit from or to help the Occupy Wall Street movement?

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