Amid a growing amount of criticism and charges of corporate greed, Jay-Z and Rocawear have stopped selling their “Occupy All Streets” t-shirts.
We told you earlier that Jay-Z’s Rocawear company planned to cash in on the whole Occupy Wall Street protest by selling a line of t-shirts reading “Occupy All Streets.”
But as soon as folks found out that the company would not be donating any proceeds to the movement, fans and critics began to cry foul!
One very vocal protestor named Grim said,
“Jay-Z, as talented as he is, has the political sensibility of a hood rat and is a scrotum. To attempt to profit off of the first important social moment of 50 years with an overpriced piece of cotton is an insult to the fight for economic civil rights known as #occupywallstreet.”
The tees have vanished from the Rocawear’s website.
And if you decide to flip your already purchased item on Ebay for a few dollars…..please donate to the movement.
In other shocking hip hop news, last night, DJ Scratch tweeted that Erick Sermon (of EPMD) had suffered a heart attack. He wrote,
“Erick Sermon had a heart attack today. He’s ok, but still send your prayers. He is not on Twitter.”
After tons of questions from fans, DJ Scratch replied,
“I wish yall tweet me this much when I tweet good news. Smh.”
Do you think Jay-Z should donate a percentage of the proceeds to the Occupy Wall Street movement?