September 10, 2012 15:10

Jay-Z falls out with Occupy Wall Street again

Rapper criticises movement for not being clear about what it wants

Jay-Z falls out with Occupy Wall Street again

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Jay-Z has hit out at the Occupy Wall Street Movement, accusing protestors of not being clear about what they want.

When asked about last year's activity at Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, where activists set up camp as the campaign went global in more than 80 countries last year, he told the New York Times: "What’s the thing on the wall, what are you fighting for?"

He also says he told rap mogul and prominent Occupy supporter Russell Simmons the same: "I'm not going to a park and picnic, I have no idea what to do, I don't know what the fight is about. What do we want, do you know?"

He added: "I think all those things need to really declare themselves a bit more clearly. Because when you just say that 'the one per cent is that,' that’s not true. Yeah, the one per cent 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."

Last year the rapper , who is worth an estimated $450m, was branded a "bloodsucker" by the Occupy Wall Street movement after his clothing company Rocawear produced a t-shirt that bears the slogan 'Occupy Wall Street', but did not offer to give the movement any of the profits.

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