I know these guys intentions are in the right place, but I find it ironic that Russel Simmons & Kanye West show up to a protest against the top 1%.  Why?  Because they are the top 1%!  It’s kind of funny that Yeezy is showing up to a protest against wealth decked out in gold jewelry.  So both these guys are willing to pay higher taxes on their wealth!  That’s what they are saying right?  Why do I doubt in reality they are really for that.  Russell released this statement to let everyone know how much he cares.

Today, Russell brought none other than Kanye West down to take part in the #OccupyWallStreet protests. Both of these men are showing that they take their jobs as leaders of our generation seriously by participating in the peaceful protests.

Russell says of Kanye joining him today:

“It was amazing to see how people loved seeing Kanye West at Occupy Wall Street. His music and his art has always been about the voice and the power of the people. Kanye just wanted to come down and experience the growing movement that has opened the eyes of many around this country and around the world of the struggles of poor people. The energy at Liberty Plaza was electrifying and the momentum to get the money out of politics is growing quickly.”

Updated with this video of Russell speaking and Kanye saying absolutely nothing.