Oh, Yeezy. The rapper showed up to Occupy Wall Street this afternoon inappropriately dressed for political and economic protests.
Presumably interested to see how the other 99% lives, West took a quick stroll with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons through Zuccotti Park around 3:45 this afternoon. He didn’t stay long; after he was mobbed by the crowd in the park, he quickly left in a car. Obviously it was quite a spectacle, even if he’s not the first celebrity to drop by the demonstrations. But he may be the first to show off so much bling–it was quite a move to come by draped in gold chains, flash a brief smile with a gold grill, and show off a Givenchy flannel shirt.
Or maybe he was just making an anti-bank statement? Perhaps all of West’s monies are secured in gold bling. Whatever the case, people were not too thrilled with the notorious egocentric’s presence among the 99%.