Occupy Wall Street Goes Nuclear, As Kanye West Shows Up

Kanye West was just spotted with Russell Simmons at the Occupy Wall Street protests down in Zucotti Park.

Cue Wall Street protesters wishing for a Kanye re-mix of one of their catchy chants, which you can learn here >

UPDATE: He left. Everyone started freaking out about him showing up.

When asked about the protests Simmons told us: “I’m here everyday. We need to take the money out of politics. It’s as simple as that.”

When we asked Kanye what he thought of the Occupy Wall Street movement, he didn’t respond.

He’s definitely the biggest celebrity to appear so far. (Russell Simmons, Susan Sarandon, and a few others have shown up.)

Our Julia LaRoche took this picture:

Kanye West

Image: Julia La Roche for Business Insider

Tomorrow, Occupy Wall Street protesters will leave Zuccotti Park at 11 AM and head to the Upper East Side to see how “the 1%” live.


They’re calling it, “NYC billionaires Walking Tour” and they’ll start marching at 59th and 5th Avenue around 12:30 PM. You can check out the link to their Facebook invitation. Here’s a snippet:

Wanna “see how the 1% lives”? Then join us on a walking tour of the homes of some of the bank and corporate executives that don’t pay taxes, cut jobs, engaged in mortgage fraud, tanked our economy…..all while giving themselves record setting bonuses!
Occupy wall street will join community groups fighting for economic justice.

You can meet at Liberty Square/Zuccotti Park at 11:00 am and we will take the subway together or you can meet at 59th and 5th ave at 12:30pm. (please indicate if you will travel with us from the square)

We’ll be meeting at 59th Street and 5th Avenue at 12:30 pm, and then march from house to house, demanding accountability for Wall Street crimes, and an extension of the Millionaire’s tax.

Who will we be visiting exactly? Well….you’re just gonna have to come to find out.

That’s a really good question. But don’t worry, we’ll have the answer for you on Business Insider tomorrow.

The Upper East Side isn’t the only neighborhood that needs to watch out…The Occupy Wall Street Protests Are Now In 15 Major Cities Across The Country>>

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