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Jay-Z monetizes OWS, keeps profits like a true 1 percenter


Even an anti-Wall Street movement can lend itself to creating profits. Hip-hop icon Jay-Z and former Run-DMC rapper Russell Simmons have figured that out.

Jay-Z's clothing line Rocawear has created shirts that spin off the OWS theme. The shirts have "Occupy All Streets" written across the front in graffiti style.

Unfortunately for OWSers looking for a piece of that pie, Jay-Z has no plans to share its proceeds or throw a brick through Rupert Murdoch's home, according to a statement Rocawear sent to "Business Insider":

The 'Occupy All Streets' T shirt was created in support of the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement. Rocawear strongly encourages all forms of constructive expression, whether it be artistic, political or social. 'Occupy All Streets' is our way of reminding people that there is change to be made everywhere, not just on Wall Street. At this time we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement.

Simmons has shown support for the shirts, promoting them on Twitter a couple times:


h/t The Hollywood Reporter

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