Capitalism has been pretty darned good to hip-hop star Kanye West and music mogul Russell Simmons. But the pair worked the millionaire-bashing Occupy Wall Street crowd this week all the same, enjoying the kind of welcome usually reserved for unwashed anarchists.
“It was amazing to see how people loved seeing Kanye West at Occupy Wall Street. His music and his art has always been about the voice and the power of the people. Kanye just wanted to come down and experience the growing movement that has opened the eyes of many around this country and around the world of the struggles of poor people. The energy at Liberty Plaza was electrifying and the momentum to get the money out of politics is growing quickly.”
No word on whether either megastar would be redistributing any of their wealth directly to their new best buds. And one wonders if Simmons drove to the protest in these fine wheels?