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Occupy T-Shirts Disappear

Amid Criticism

11/12/2011 11:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jay-Z Occupy Wall street T-Shirts
Jay-Z and Rocawear have removed their Occupy Wall St. themed t-shirts from Rocawear.com -- after the rap mogul came under heavy fire for profiting off the protests, without donating anything to the cause. 

Jay-Z was photographed wearing the "Occupy All Streets" shirts earlier this week and began selling them on his website. Checking the site today ... the shirts are now gone. 

Before the t-shirts were pulled ... TMZ spoke with Grim, one of the leaders of the Occupy movement, who told us, "Jay-Z, as talented as he is, has the political sensibility of a hood rat and is a scrotum. To attempt to profit off of the first important social movement of 50 years with an overpriced piece of cotton is an insult to the fight for economic civil rights known as #occupywallstreet." 

We've been calling Jay-Z's camp for the past two days ... no word back.

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As of Monday afternoon, the shirts have re-appeared on Rocawear.com, but they are on back order. Still no word back from Jay-Z's camp.

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151.

Emilio    

God he is ugly...

1013 days ago
152.

occupy yourself    

WTF? Jay Z is the 1% he is a moron!

1013 days ago
153.

kim    

He's a capitalist and there's nothing wrong with that. But, he's being hypocritical by supporting OWS and making money off it. The OWS people are just mad they didn't come up with the idea.

1013 days ago
154.

Joe Martinez Productions    

lmao ...-http://joemartinezproductions.bandcamp.com/

1013 days ago
155.

mzprosperity1    

the point of the movement is to insure the job here in the US...for the American pple.. while all the top 1% are eatting well and shopping this holiday season.. the broke pple will struggling..catching hell just to keep their light & gas on..Plus if his punk ass got the shirts made in Mexico or any other country than the US.. He can eat a DIX.... cause it's BS!!!..he just as fake as the pple he kiss ass too..the public make them rich...STOP PROMOTING THESE PPLE!!

1013 days ago
156.

jeff    

J-Z needs more cash so he can smoke some more Crack.Purely Ghetto Trash.

1013 days ago
157.

lalaland    

Donate to whom? For exactly what cause? I've yet to hear a single intelligent suggestion from these protesters. I agree with some of their message, but whining isn't terribly productive. Neither is forcing cities (small and large) to dig into their empty coiffures to clean up the mess caused by a large group of campers. Now...if they all camped out in the lobby of the BofA building, that would be a different story. Then they might actually get something done. In my town, we can't afford to keep a convicted criminal in jail for more than 24 hours and now we have to pay to clean up all the human waste and garbage from our local park. And local mom and pop stores across the street are losing business because half of the campers are the people we all see every day on the corner begging for free money. They're all just in one place now and that place is being avoided.

1013 days ago
158.

BeHonest    

Like we are surprised that he is a greedy cheap azz so call rapper.

1013 days ago
159.

Pua    

I guess "Grim" can wipe his rear with one, as they don't seem to have any TP by all accounts...

1013 days ago
160.

Pua    

Greed?? 1%???, more like one percent of actual active thought, throughout the nation now, deaths, drugs, assaults, homeless people, that's the message America is recieving from OWS now. And not a conservative mouthpiece, or politician had to lift a finger...

Whether you like him or not,he has more creativity, more savvy, and more skill in his little money making finger, than all of OWS's brain fart trust combined.

1013 days ago
161.

Mike M    

How come nobody told Jay-Z that the One is the only one allowed to profit from OWS?

1013 days ago
162.

tab58064    

Jay-Z is worth 5-6 hundred million dollars and are buddies with bankers and Wall Street types so why is anyone surprised that at this? He's as much of an azzhole as the people that the protestors are fighting against!

1012 days ago
163.

Dan    

Jay-Z is the man and the shirt is an expression to open your simple minds... Why stop at 'Wall Street'...

Ballbags...

1009 days ago
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