Kanye along with Jay-Z, rightfully received public criticism from elder hip-hip statesman Chuck D for their usual wealth flaunting on their collaboration album Watch The Throne’s first single “Otis.”
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Whether or not Kanye considered his appearance at the protest a contradiction, a conflict of interest, or worse, is unknown. Public mocking and condemning his appearance happened widely and quickly.
Because the Occupy Wall Street is itself a purposefully wide assortment of protesters who range from people calling for reasonable financial reform to anarchists, it’s unclear if they themselves welcome self-made millionaires like Kanye West and Russell Simmons among them.