Contact Us

Kanye West and Russell Simmons Visit Occupy Wall Street Protest, Leave Quickly [PICTURE]

Russell Simmons, Kanye West Occupy Wall Street
Russell Simmons, Lockerz

The Occupy Wall Street protests are going strong in several cities, and now famous names are starting to get involved.

Gothamist reports that hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons guided Kanye West through the crowds of the Occupy protest in New York City’s Zuccotti Park on Monday afternoon, but their brush with the front lines of class warfare didn’t last long. After a brief cameo, both Simmons and West got into a car and left.

The duo are already getting complaints about the short appearance, but Simmons tweeted that just the fact that West made an appearance means that it’s “inspiring to others to see him there. Maybe he and others concerned will organize a big rally (?)” Of course, now that Simmons said that publicly, West will probably have to organize a big rally.

The oddest part of the Occupy Wall Street Twitter posts from Simmons is this tweet, where Simmons says that Kanye was “sweet and tolerant to the crowd.” Yuck. Occupy Def Jam Headquarters, anyone?

Russell Simmons Occupy Wall Street
@UncleRUSH, Twitter

Russell Simmons Occupy Wall Street
@UncleRUSH, Twitter

[via Gothamist]

Best of Hot 107.9

Recommended For You

Around the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1079ishot.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on Friends with Benefits quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on Friends with Benefits quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Friends with Benefits contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.