Sales from Jay-Z's Occupy Wall Street shirts won't fund protests
November 11th, 2011
04:43 PM ET

Sales from Jay-Z's Occupy Wall Street shirts won't fund protests

According to Business Insider, Jay-Z just released an Occupy Wall Street-themed T-shirt through his Rocawear line, but none of the proceeds will go toward supporting the cause. (Maybe it’s one of those “awareness” products?)

The hip-hop mogul was recently photographed rocking one of the new shirts, which has the “W” in the phrase "Occupy Wall Street" crossed out and an additional “S,” so it reads "Occupy All Streets."

(Pal and OWS supporter Russell Simmons tweeted his love for the political top and wrote that Jay-Z's new shirt "took #OccupyWallStreet to a whole new level.")

A Rocawear spokesperson tells the publication that "the 'Occupy All Streets' T-shirt was created in support of the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement," but more so to "encourage...constructive expression" than to fund the protests.

The rep continues, "At this time we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement," a decision the Business Insider notes as ironic.

The $22 "Occupy All Streets" shirt is available at Rocawear.com, but it's already on back order.


soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. michaelfury

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/illicit-but-ill-defined/

    November 14, 2011 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  2. insight

    Jay-Z made it out of the ghetto through social programs. . . .. nah just kidd'n, it was free market capitalism. The only think funnier is the amount of money made off of the Che t-shirts. Power to the sheeple!

    November 14, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Johnny

    Christ, what a twunt.

    November 13, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dan

    Forget him and his brand, oh don't forget his wife and her connection to Khadafy! Forty year old rapper still talking about murder and drug dealing...Sure a great role model, be selfish. Rap about bragging what you have, yes flaunt it in the faces of the people who don't have. He is truly the one percent. There's a gentrification project get Jay-Z out front and say see we're not all white and rich. It's not about race its about class. What the difference between him and Herman Cain same guy both ugly.......

    November 13, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kate

    Opportunistic? No, just smart. That's how Jay Z got where he is, he's an incredible businessman. And I LOVE his music! I won't be buying an "Occupy All Streets" shirt, but I know a few of my friends that will. There will be LOTS of memorabilia from this revolution. Go Jay Z!

    November 13, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Peikovianii

    "Occupy" can now repeat itself as tragedy, as farce, and as casual wear.

    November 13, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. I lol...

    ...every time I see this spambot. Its even better than the one with the one that says Dutch muslim terrorist drug runners are after some woman. BREAST FEEDING INSANITY PROTESTS!

    November 13, 2011 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  8. Chuck

    Dude, take your meds.

    November 12, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bob

    it's sickening that jay-z would profit off this noble attempt to change the world for the better. he is an opportunistic slime.

    November 12, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Question

    Do these OWS protestors know how much $$$ these celebrities have? Maybe they should get a job as part of Jay-Z's possy?

    November 12, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. SmarterthanU

    Of course proceeds won't go towards the movement. He is the 1% taking 100% from the 99%.

    November 12, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  12. Beautiful Vixen

    I guess the more money you have the more you want to make.

    November 12, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  13. QVN

    one ugly-a .....

    November 12, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  14. jb2817

    I LOVE it!!!! These 60,s rejects need to occupy a job. Bunch of sheet stains

    November 12, 2011 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Ha Ha Trolls

      You are the stain in the back of Rosie O'Donnell's panties, you liberal stooge!

      November 12, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dani

      I'm sure many of the protesters would love to occupy jobs, but the job market sucks right now so it isn't a reality. I can't even imagine the number of people with a college degrees who can't find jobs, which means they can't pay off those student loans they took to get the degrees to get jobs that don't exist. So, please shut up and do some research.

      November 13, 2011 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  15. Evel Knievel

    He can buy more Kool Aid and Newports now.

    November 12, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  16. $$$ OWS $$$

    How do you spell Jay-Z? You spell it CAPITALISTA baby!!!! Take that to the OWs protestors!!!

    November 12, 2011 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  17. Sokman

    A millionaire making money off the plight of the Occupy protesters? Is that irony?

    November 11, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest

      he's just a moneygrubbing ass. everything he's done proves it. ignore him and hopefully he will go away.

      November 12, 2011 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Terry

      I love it. I bet he was an OWS favorite up to this time. Now he's taking a bite out of them like a piranha.

      November 12, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • insight

      If you (Jay-Z) make the younger generations believe that trying and capitalism is bad you lessen the chances of an up'n com'n young rapper eclipsing you, genius!

      November 14, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  18. Richard

    Can't be any worse than "hoodies." Blacks and white trash love them.

    November 11, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • moe reece

      you sound like an ignorant pig! why the people that like that particular fashion have to be black or white trash. how do you catergorize gothic wearer, satans little kids. your an idiot richard. the name says it all.

      November 12, 2011 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  19. Jose

    Fyk illuminaty love tha music tho lmaoo

    November 11, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Jac

    Made in Mexico? Really?

    November 11, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jose' Rodriguez

    He is a hip cat. Way cool daddy o.

    November 11, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Suck my balls...

    ...opportunist swine.

    November 11, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • sonylegend

      Jay-Z is a part of the 1% is a illuminati sellout.... he has sold his soul a long time ago for riches..... He and all the industry sell outs are exposed at http://www.sonylegend.com

      November 14, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • mejazzbo

      JZ be planning a run for congrezz.

      November 14, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |

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