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."

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