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Kanye West. Photo by Tim Cashmere.

Kanye West, Russell Simmons Visit Occupy Wall Street Protests

by Andrew Tijs on October 11, 2011

in News

Kanye and rap mogul Russell Simmons have dropped in to check out the Occupy Wall Street protests.

Kanye West

Kanye West. Photo by Tim Cashmere.

Billboard reports that the two rap superstars and their bodyguards sat down with protesters around 2pm yesterday.

Simmons tweeted afterwards, “I just walked @kanyewest thru the #occupywallstreet. I love how sweet and tolerant he was to the crowd”.

Kanye didn’t perform for the crowds, unlike Talib Kweli and Jeff Magnum of Neutral Milk Hotel did last week.

Mark Bray, working as part of the Occupy Wall Street press team, told Billboard, “We prefer that we can somehow incorporate people into what we’re doing”.

“If Kanye West walks through, or whoever walks through, I think it would be mutually beneficial if he has something to say… but ultimately we’re not trying to make things rigid.”


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