Jay-Z Never Supported Occupy Wall Street Movement, New Interview Clarifies

Source: Meredith Bennett-Smith / The Huffington Post

Jay-Z doesn’t like picnics– at least, not in Zuccotti Park.

In a new interview with New York Times Magazine, the rapper and businessman clarified his position on the Occupy Wall Street movement — namely that he never actually supported the protesters, citing a lack of clarity in their message and their demonization of entrepreneurs.

“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,” rapper Jay-Z said he told mogul Russell Simmons, who’s a strong supporter of OWS.

It was an interesting statement given the New York native’s foray into OWS-themed clothing. Rocawear, one of Jay-Z’s several business ventures, started selling T-shirts online last year with the slogan, “Occupy All Streets.”

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