Rapper Jay-Z whose real name is Shawn Carter, is saying that the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest had a fatal flaw, and why he never showed his support behind the movement because he didn’t understand what it stood for. More details below………….
In an interview with the NYTimes, Jigga said:
The Brooklyn-born hip-hop king said he made his feelings clear to Russell Simmons, who was a full on supporter of the Zuccotti Park demonstrators.
“I’m not going to a park and picnic — I have no idea what to do,” Jay-Z said, recalling a conversation with Simmons about joining the movement.
“I don’t know what the fight is about. What do we want? Do you know?”
He said Occupy Wall Street’s blanket demonization of the rich is un-American.
“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,” he said.
“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.”