Kanye West and Russell SImmons went to the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in NYC this week to support the movement.
This little visit is ironic for many reasons but for those of you that aren’t paying attention to a dam thing but Basketball Wives LA let me break it down.
What is Occupy Wall Street? - A protest about government corruption and the 1% that owns more than 30%-40% of the nation’s wealth and the effort to transfer power to the other 99% of the country
Who is Kanye West? - A mega rapper/superstar that just created an entire album boasting about his enormous wealth and power aka a 1%-er
Who is Russell Simmons? - Oh lookie, a veteran of the hip hop business whose house with his former wife contained an indoor AND outdoor pool, a huge Buddha statue, yoga room and a room bigger than most people’s houses dedicated to housing his wifre’s wardrobe and Louis Vuitton. He was also quoted as saying during his visit, “‘I don’t pay enough taxes and I know it.” (read: also apart of the 1% and aware of the breaks he gets)
Sooooo two people, that have a history of making an obnoxious display of their enormous wealth decided to come down from their thrones and grace these wittle protestors with a well publicized visit.
What did these 99% protestors do? Well clearly, take pictures with their iPhones and post it to their tumblrs and/or just fawn.
Gotta love America.
…I’m wondering if Uncle Russell handed out his Rush card at the event