Though Jay-Z was photographed with Russell Simmons some months back wearing an “Occupy All Streets” t-shirt, Hov has revealed that he’s never backed the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Jay cited a lack of a central vision as the reason for his hesitation. â€œWhatâ€™s the thing on the wall, what are you fighting for?â€ asked Hov in an interview with The New York Times.
â€œIâ€™m not going to a park and picnic â€” I have no idea what to do,â€ said Jay, recanting what he said in a conversation with Simmons.
â€œI donâ€™t know what the fight is about. What do we want? Do you know?â€ questioned Jay rhetorically of the movement.
The Brooklyn emcee continued, asking for specificity from the movement. â€œI think all those things need to really declare themselves a bit more clearly because when you just say that â€˜the 1 percent is that,â€™ thatâ€™s not true,â€ said Jay. â€œYeah, the 1 percent thatâ€™s robbing people, and deceiving people, these fixed mortgages and all these things, and then taking their home away from them, thatâ€™s criminal, thatâ€™s bad.”
â€œNot being an entrepreneur. This is free enterprise. This is what America is built on.â€