Russell Simmons Reprimands Jay-Z for Occupy Stance

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“It is a sad state that the politicians work for the people who pay them, not for the people who elect them. That is not democracy, he said.”

Simmons even broke things down on how Mitt Romney is largely outspending President Barack Obama in special interest money thanks to his ties to big corporations and large political action committees.

In a final effort to persuade Jay-Z to jump on board, Simmons takes the rapper back to his own roots.

“You’re rich and I’m rich. But, today it’s close to impossible to be you or me and get out of Marcy Projects or Hollis, Queens without changing our government to have our politicians work for the people who elect them and not the special interests and corporations that pay them,” he said.

Will Simmons’ efforts change Jay-Z’s position? Only time and money will tell.

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