No One Man Should Have All This Power: Kanye West Shows Up To Occupy Wall Street

Kanye West just touched down in Wall Street town as a guest of Russell Simmons in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protestors.

“It was amazing to see how people loved seeing Kanye West at Occupy Wall Street,” Simmons said in an interview with GlobalGrind. “His music and his art has always been about the voice and the power of the people. Kanye just wanted to come down and experience the growing movement that has opened the eyes of many around this country and around the world of the struggles of poor people. The energy at Liberty Plaza was electrifying and the momentum to get the money out of politics is growing quickly.”

According to reports on the scene, the goldtoothed West was there and gone like a flashing light. He didn’t speak to anyone on the scene, tweeted RT’s Lucy Kapanov, and got into a car with Simmons and left. Gothamist snarked, “Isn’t Kanye West considered part of the 1%?”

Watch the video via NBC New York:

(h/t Gothamist)

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