Despite the fact that the media has generally ignored #OccupyWallStreet, save for whenever anyone gets arrested and/or maced because old people just love hearing about that shit, Kanye West showed up to the event with Russell Simmons, which raises the question: if Kanye does something and no one is around to report it, does it even make a sound? From Rolling Stone:
Kanye West, the rapper who has embraced wealth and luxury to often absurd extremes on his recent records, showed up at the Occupy Wall Street protest in Manhattan yesterday to show his support for the fight against corporate greed. West visited the rally alongside music mogul Russell Simmons, and he kept his appearance fairly low-key for a star typically known for attracting a lot of attention. Afterwards, Simmons tweeted about visiting the protest with West, noting, “I love how sweet and tolerant he was to the crowd.” As of yet, it’s unclear whether or not West has plans to become more involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement, though Simmons suggested that West and other artists may consider organizing a “big rally.”
Honestly, I’m happy the two went and helped to raise the profile of the event a bit, but I’m a little amazed Kanye went somewhere with such little media coverage. It’s like he’s trying not to be noticed, which pretty much goes against everything he’s ever done. I’m scared now. Someone please hold me.