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Kanye West makes silent stand with ‘Occupy Wall Street’

By Andrew Jones
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 9:05 EDT
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Occupy Wall Street received an unexpected visit Monday afternoon by music star Kanye West.

Accompanied by hip-hop entrepreneur Russell Simmons, the rapper made his way to Zuccotti Park to have a first-hand view of the demonstrations. He declined to take questions from the media, letting the former head of Def Jam Records speak for him.

“Kanye has been a big supporter spiritually of this movement, and he’s just here to stand with the people”  Simmons said. “He’s not here for the politics of it, he doesn’t want a statement, didn’t want to do any media at all actually.  He wants to give power to the people, and that’s why he’s here.”

WATCH: Video from Youtube, which appeared on October 10, 2011.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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