Monday, September 10, 2012

Jay Z Explains Not Supporting Occupy Wall Street


Last year when the Occupy Wall Street movement dominated the headlines many celebrities, including Kanye West and Russell Simmons, threw their support behind the movement [click here if you missed that].

Jay Z explains why he wasn't one of them...

In an interview with The New York Times Jay says, first of all he wasn't clear on what the movement was about asking, “What’s the thing on the wall, what are you fighting for?” and when approached by Russell Simmons to show his support Jay recalled telling Russ,
“I’m not going to a park and picnic — I have no idea what to do. I don’t know what the fight is about. What do we want? Do you know?”
Further explaining his position Jay points out,
“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.”

77 comments:

Anonymous said...

In other words...leave my money alone.

Anonymous said...

The occupy wall street movement was a joke. People were sleeping out in tents for weeks at a time, and for what? Not a damn thing has changed. It was a nothing but a waste of time.

Anonymous said...

HE WONT SUPPORT THEM..BUT WAS WILLING TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF THEM...REALLY JAYZ...WHAT HAPPEN TO YOUR OCCUPY WALL STREET T-SHIRT YOU WERE SELLING?

This is the same clown that rode President Obama coat tail when we was running for office...now you see no Jayz..even in his old community trying to get young people to vote.

Anonymous said...

all those people occupying wall street accomplished what? nothing. the media has moved on. you want to take on the big people you have to beat them at their own game which is getting a job working and going after them on the business level. not sitting in a party dirty, yelling and attacking police bec guess what, the 1% is walking by you with their starbucks saying what a shame they should get a job.

Anonymous said...

lol...EXACTLY! @1:55

Anonymous said...

im sick of this coon. shuckin and jiving for Bloomberg and Warren Buffett.

Ole, Hambone Hambone have you heard singing, banjo and barefoot singing jiggaboo

Anonymous said...

But he's right though... And what was the goal of that movement because they accomplished nothing.

Anonymous said...

@1:56pm

Kinda sounds like Obama's term as president; a waist of time.

Anonymous said...

@1:56, speaking of Change,,, what about Obama.
only thing change was white face to black face.
I wish we weren't so gullible and really thing Obama is our answer.
THERE IS NO DIFFENCE IN REP OR DEM.
voting Dem or Rep, is like asking which foot you wanna get kicked in the ballz with, the left or right. WAKE UP. THEY ARE ALL ZIONIST PUPPETS

IAINTMADATCHA said...

If nothing else, I think his statement just shows how detached he is from the real world.

I'm not saying I agree with the way Occupy went down, but maybe if he went and asked, he would have gotten answers. Instead his idea of "getting involved" was selling t-shirts.

Anonymous said...

The way to stop the 1% is by not being simple minded sheeps who use their businesses, and buys all their products and then turn around and get mad because they made millions off the money that you willingly gave to them. Sleeping out on the streets in tents ain't hurting no damn body and at the end of the day accomplishes nothing.

Anonymous said...

Typical Narc, Jay will jump on any every major event to stay relevant,without Beyonce,Blue,Kanye,Kim Kardashian,Rhianna,Chris Brown Jay would have disappeared ages ago.I hope the 99% boycott his music ....Ooops they already have.

Anonymous said...

@203, what he or she said

Anonymous said...

He had no problem selling "occupy Wall street" shirts during the rally.
Besides,he's part of the 1 percent...not that there's anything wrong with that.

Anonymous said...

2:01 so what's your point at the end of the day either way were screwed. Voting or not voting still ain't gong to do shit, so... The poor (and now the middle class) is going to continue to get poorer as the rich gets richer. That's the reality love or hate Obama but the problem didn't start with him and it damn sure isn't going to end with him. No matter who's in the oval office we're all still screwed.

Anonymous said...

I agree with him that there wasn't a clear set of demands, but why steal their logo and make money off of it. He's such a lame fish.

Anonymous said...

But Jay-Z isn't part of that 1%. Sure he has more money than the average niqqa, but he NOT in the billionaire boys club because they don't allow negreos.

I mean yeah he's used on a superficial level to fool the rest of the sheeple so he wouldn't be involved in the Occupy movement.

Anonymous said...

@2;01 No one person should have that much power,people need to decide how they want their country run,instead of LETTING the Zio's run America.How much more evidence do we the free people need to see that these so called LEADERS ARE NOT FOR US,most of them only come into power to line their pockets,then ship the money abroad.Fresh people are required instead of the same left right paradigm.Israel should leave Palestine and go back to Europe,that way America can stop funding this ZIONIST TERROR STATE AND TAKE CARE OF IT'S OWN CITIZENS.

Anonymous said...

@2;08 What clear demands has your elected leaders made and followed...NONE.Where is the CHANGE THAT THIS DEMON FOLLOWER JAY Z,who helped to get OBAMA ELECTED...NONE.all we see is more WARS,RACIST KILLINGS,REALITY CRAP,BANKING FRAUD etc etc

Tracy said...

@ 2:08 remember God is in control of who ever is in the oval office Republican or Democrat so if you are living right you will be covered not screwed.

Stop buying their stuff making them richer!

IAINTMADATCHA said...

@2:08 - sadly I agree with you. It's been that way since the beginning, so I don't know exactly who people are waiting on to come in the white house and suddenly make the world right.

Voting for politicians is simply picking the person whose lies you believe more.

Anonymous said...

99 problems but the "1%" ain't one.

ThatBKChick said...

Well it's interesting to see that Beyonce who simply loves the FLOTUS and this Nigga's love for the GOP because they are helping the rich is VERY interesting the say the least. What Jay simply does not understand, is that the White Billionaires club is not inviting niggas PERIOD! Not to mention you would ride with a bunch of racist who are disenfranchising your own family and people from voting?

WTF? The more this nigga speaks, the more he tells on himself. I am just sickened with this coon and I will not be supporting ish from Jay. Ever since he started disenfranchising the people living downtown Brooklyn for the Jets stadium, I was done with this clown...aligning himself for Barclays and letting these rich bastards to use him to do their dirty work (getting the blacks out of Brooklyn) for a team that he only owns less than 1% of the table scraps they gave him from the table....SAT ALL THE WAY THE PHUCK DOWN JAY!

Anonymous said...

Look at all the crabs in the building today...HATE ON HATERS!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with what he said. You can't be mad at all rich people for making money. You gotta get out there and make it yourself. There are rich people that pay shit load of taxes. There's plenty of money to be made. You can make money by starting an online business.

Anonymous said...

So every rapper turns into a Coon after getting some money...Ok, just remember the "HOOD" made you who you are before the YT kids jumped on the Bandwagon

ThatBKChick said...

And for those who do not know about Barclays Bank, they were primarily responsible for the monies for decades that have been raped from Africa (the diamond mines, etc) during the Apartheid era by the white rich Europeans. I remember marching in London at school in the late 80's as a youngin against these racist banks!

So these are the people that Jay likes to align himself with...there are two historically owned black banks in Harlem...he could have chosen than Barclays Bank! PHUCK GAY Z!

Anonymous said...

Jay-z is ugly and his voice tone is whiny and too high for his appearance, his face says he should have a voice like...Micheal Clark Duncan.
he looking scary ugly and sounding weak and light in the foot, and his posture...beyonce willingly getting naked with him says a lot about who she is.

ThatBKChick said...

RWS...STOP DELETING MY COMMENTS...UNLESS YOU ARE WORKING FOR "THE MAN". This is the place where you can post what you want....I've been a loyal fan for over 4 years now and NEVER had my comments deleted!....WTH?

Anonymous said...

STOP DELETING MY COMMENTS RWS....WTH? EXPLAIN WHY YOU ARE DELETING MY COMMENTS?

ThatBKChick said...

I WILL CONTINUE TO TYPE RWS...Send me an email explaining why my comments are being deleted?

Anonymous said...

@2:29pm: Wrong! The rich people don't pay a "shitload" of taxes. Actually they pay very little to none in comparison to what they should be paying, that is the problem. The 1% have a majority of the wealth but the Middle Class and Lower Middle Class (lets just call it what it is: The Poor) pay MOST of the country's taxes. Stop listening to the propaganda and open your eyes. There's nothing wrong with being an entrepreneur but pay the correct amount of taxes owed instead of being a greedy bitch and beating the system to keep the poor poor

ThatBKChick said...

My comments are being deleted RWS!!!!!

ThatBKChick said...

RWS...My comments are being deleted for NO GOOD REASON!!!!!

Anonymous said...

LMAO @ 2:32pm

Anonymous said...

I know I'll sound slow for this but can someone tell me what the 1% are and why they are called that.
Can someone also tell me what the Occupy thing was about?:)

Anonymous said...

@2:36 Or better still, ship some of those money printing presses to Africa and the Caribbean.

Anonymous said...

@2:40pm:

-_-

If you can go online and read a RWS blog you can look up those terms for your damn self

Anonymous said...

@ 2:36pm

Not all rich people. There are rich people who do pay a lot of taxes as they should.

Anonymous said...

@2:32
That shit was random as hell, but I must say I concur LOL.

Anonymous said...

@2:57
We really only care about the rich people who own big businesses paying their taxes. The big corporations are the ones who get all the breaks, anyway. If they were held more accountable financially, we could start to climb out of this recession and kickstart this economy. I'm not saying it's all bad, but there are way too many people out of work and states that are cutting benefits and jobs left and right. Teachers should not be out of work. Where they do that at?

I've always felt that big businesses who ship jobs overseas should be taxed out the ass for it, but they're not. They get breaks on top of breaks on top of breaks...they hire cheap labor and get to pocket the profits. Good old Americans keep on purchasing from these companies who don't give a damn about you or where your next meal is coming from. The big boys couldn't be less concerned. They are getting ready to make a killing come Christmas time, as always. I don't know how to fix this mess, but hitting these companies in their pockets is a good start.

Anonymous said...

@3:12pm:

Well said!

Anonymous said...

In other words, they ain't take my shit so I ain't got no beef with those people.

IAINTMADATCHA said...

LOL @ 2:48 - I see the children just got home from school.

Tell it @3:12. And surprisingly, there's only a little more than a handful that actually owns the big businesses. You will see the same names over and over. Those are the ones that want to rule the world.

Anonymous said...

@2:40 PM

Those that are apart of the 1% are those that make $380,000 plus in income, but the average income of those in the 1% population make about a million and up a year. Why are they called 1%? Well compared to the rest of the world, they are in a particular income bracket. Occupy Wall street protests are not so much an attack against people who are rich, but those who are and are corrupt with it, along with some other things.

Anonymous said...

Jay has been apart of the 1% for awhile now, so because this wasn't a real issue for him because he made his money by being dirty too, he just saw an opportunity to capitalize from the movement. Which is pretty typical attitude amongst the 1 percenters.

Anonymous said...

Co-sign 3:12

4:08, you need to read 3:12's comment. The 1% are billionaires like George Soros, the Koch brothers, JP Morgans/Rothschilds (banking families), etc. Upper middle class (making around $380k) are not considered 1%.

Anonymous said...

Why should anyone be surprise? Jay Z is a crab and has always been a crab. He went from rapper to rapper eating on their plates and then stabbing them in the back later once he came up. People call Diddy dirty but Jay is much worse. At least Diddy has always been loyal to Andre Harrell. Jay Z shat all over Dame and anyone else who helped him get where he is now.

Anonymous said...

Ok..The occupy movement was a cluster fuck but that doesn't excuse Jay from trying to make a profit off of a movement he didn't understand or agree with. He stopped selling the shirts because people complained he wasn't donating money to the cause but this is even worse. Jay said the movement was Un-American but that didn't stop his ass from selling shirts and making money off it.

IAINTMADATCHA said...

But don't you know @6:48 - that is the American way. When you're ass gets a chance to squeeze through that 1% door, you slam that shit shut and put triple locks on it so it's real hard for the next one to come through. The American Dream...GTFOH!

Anonymous said...

@7:00 pm

I've never operated that way. I've had mentors all through my career who helped me get where I am and I've made sure to help people I work with. I've helped about 5 co-workers get into management positions just in the last 2 years. But I get what you mean because I've worked with people who sabotage their employees and co-workers to keep them where they are or get rid of them for no valid reason.

IAINTMADATCHA said...

^^^your

IAINTMADATCHA said...

I hear you @7:05. Not all people are like that, but if there were less people like that, there wouldn't be a 99/1 ratio.

Quiana said...

Ok then question. So why did Jay try to make a profit off them?

The Real Fedup said...

Okay the camel coon needs to take several seats!!!!

Negro if you call the occupy movement unamerican and didn't understand it, then why your greedy ass made t shirts to sell??? Hell not even to the movement, but for your selfish out of touch sellout---pockets!!!!

This man is a joke seriously! I am glad people begin to see how much out of touch Beyonce and Jay z are! Harry Belafonte was right---- these clowns don't stand up for nothing but some profits for themselves! Jay z should have shut his big ass camel lips on this. This man is all about money for himself and screw everyone close to him to get ahead. Mark my words--- he WILL screw Beyonce too!!!

The Real Fedup said...

@232. ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!! Jay z voice always sound like a boy that never finish going through puberty. It's like his voice never caught up with his body!

Anonymous said...

@2:01,

Chuch!

Anonymous said...

Obnoxious dickhead. He know good and fucking well what Occupy was about, the banks getting that bail out money form Obama. He is so full of shit and he is not 1%. For those who don't now 1% means ruling class in America. That nigga could nt even rule Def Jam properly, big nose cunt. Used to love Jay Z, not anymore. GTFOH and take your bald head wife with you.

Anonymous said...

Coming from a former drug dealer. Shut up Hov, they paid you to say that you damm sell out.

Anonymous said...

Shut those big ass lips up, sellout!

TruthBeTold said...

There's a documentary out called "the 1%" (link below) and its an eye opener at all these greedy mofos like Jay hording money because they have the means and the power and they keep the power by having even more money its a perpetual circle of greed rooted in human vice that will never change

maybe jigaboo should watch it , since he don't get what the movement is about
BTW I guess all other pics of Jay were flattering cuz DAYUM!

I hate how he always sits there and calmly pretends to be smart, fuck him and his freshly fucked, plucked and bleached wife

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmlX3fLQrEc

TruthBeTold said...

@ 9:23 AMEN ! He is not in the top 1% ,billionaire think millionaire like Jay are poor folk...nice try jigaboo for the real wealthy you will always be a coon and your wife a loose puss escort who sings and shakes booty for cash

Anonymous said...

@2:36 You're either clueless or a liar. A clueless liar if probably accurate.

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/01/29/chart-of-the-week-top-1-percent-paid-38-percent-of-taxes/


http://www.usnews.com/debate-club/do-the-rich-pay-their-fair-share-in-taxes/claim-that-rich-dont-pay-enough-based-on-perception-not-fact

Anonymous said...

Did anyone really need a statement from this sellout to know which side he's on?

Anonymous said...

@5:17 But they are considered the top 10% which is really where the money is.

Anonymous said...

@9:55

The "rich" they are talking about in those articles do not include the real 1%. We don't know how much the elites pay in taxes, but certainly everyone with a job below that 1% pays their share. More over, many people in the top 10%-2% incorrectly file or lie on their tax returns or simply just don't pay at all (like a business owner I know).

Anonymous said...

Neither of them supported the movement from the beginning. Fucking frauds. These motherfucking spooks do not represent hip hop, either.

He's just trying to distance himself from Occupy because Occupy members and supporters don't have their heads up Obama's rectum like he does. The administration practically dismantled and criminalized the movement because they couldn't control it or keep up with it.

Where is the article on Public Enemy supposedly rejecting his offer to participate in the "Made in America" circus, featuring camel tricks?

Anonymous said...

I wasn't aware that JayQ was a Rhodes Scholar!

Anonymous said...

you can't fault jay z for selling t shirts during that occupy bullstreet. Just because he found a way to profit from the 99% dumbasses. Actually jay z was smart during that ordeal...1. he made tshirts saying occupy all streets which does have a deeper meaning than camping out and marching for nothing. 2. he saw a way to make money which shows he's a true entrepenuer. Now I bet any of you had that opportunity to think of something like that would do the same. Yoll diss jay z and bring up President Obama for people's stupidity....but was on your knees when bush told yoll anything....uhhh there are terrorists at k mart, yoll fools stopped shopping there too huh, dumb ass sheeps, march and protest for everything but still you buy from the 1% robbers don't you

Anonymous said...

and yeah I said sheeps, sheep = 2 or more, sheeps = all yoll dumb fucks

Anonymous said...

@3:50A, Sheeps = yo dumb ass not knowing the difference. Do you come from the Marcy Projects too? That place must be a genius breeding ground! Try some formal education before attempting to communicate with the world at large.

Anonymous said...

The Fact that you used the term one percent, and we all know what you are talking about, proves that they made their point. Prior to OWS if you said one present you sounder like a conspiracy buff.

Anonymous said...

OWS was not a waste of time! It showed that we, the people, are listening and watching. We are not asleep! And we will get busy, riot and scratch for ours if shit gets too crazy! THEY are trying to lull you back to sleep by distracting you with stories like these. jay-z is now 1%. It doesn't make him evil or satanic, just looking at the old struggle from a different angle. He's saying don't be afraid to go get yours, but we're saying once you get yours, don't forget us, we, that put YOU there! Holla at me...

Anonymous said...

the occupy wall street movement doesnt work because they're sleeping in the wrong place. They need to be sleep out in front of the homes of the owners of Bank of America, Wellsfargo, Countrywide, BP, Shell and the owner of Smith and Wesson and Pfeizer. Their asses will get all the attention they want. And so will the people who are living good at the expense of a nation.

The people who kill your American dream by fuckin up your credit and holding your reputation ransom unless you borrow money from them... the people who want to make a profit so bad they'll quadruple the cost of drugs while you die... the bastards that wait until the economy is at its worst to raise the cost of gas so they don't report a "loss" and disguise it as supply and demand so they can charge you more.

Stop calling these muthafuckas corporations and entities and call them by their damn names. Gas prices don't rise. Crackas RAISE GAS PRICES. Home values don't drop. A cracka says yo house aint worth shit. Rain drops gatdamnit.

#YEAHIMMAD

Anonymous said...

And @topic..

Jay Z can suck my motherfuckin dick. And wipe his mouth whith his occupy wall street t-shirt. Fuckin' punk.

Anonymous said...

EXACTLY @ 6:25

Anonymous said...

Why don't Jay-Z open up his own business in the Black community. U have to give back, and we can help other people in our community, and put
all of resources together, like the Korean people do. May God Bless us. We are Black and Proud.

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