interview with the New York Times, the "Empire State of Mind" rapper and mogul Jay-Z dished out tough criticism of the Occupy Wall Street movement, questioning its message while defending free enterprise.In an
"What's the thing on the wall, what are you fighting for?" he asks in the Times.
"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. Yeah, the 1 percent that's robbing people, and deceiving people, these fixed mortgages and all these things, and then taking their home away from them, that's criminal, that's bad. Not being an entrepreneur. This is free enterprise. This is what America is built on."
Occupy Wall Street drew the attention and support of many of Jay-Z's fellow celebrities, including Kayne West and Russell Simmons.
Jay-Z recalled telling hip-hop business mogul Simmons, "I'm not going to a park and picnic, I have no idea what to do, I don't know whatRead More »from Jay-Z's One Problem With The 99 Percent