Jay-Z set to launch Occupy Wall Street T-shirt line - but profits won't go to 99%

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Russell Simmons and Jay-Z backstage on Nov. 8 at a Watch the Throne concert, with Jay-Z wearing his "Occupy All Streets" T-shirt.
(New York Daily News) Jay-Z wears his 'Occupy All Streets' T-shirt backstage with Russell Simmons at a Nov. 8 Watch the Throne concert in Madison Square Garden. Millionaire rapper Jay-Z is set to launch an Occupy Wall Street T-shirt line Friday — but he doesn’t plan to share the profits with the 99%. A spokeswoman for the mega entertainer’s Rocawear clothing label said the T-shirts were being produced in support of the movement, but not financially. The T-shirts will read, “Occupy All Streets” and will be similar to one Jay-Z was seen wearing at a recent concert. “At this time, we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement,” the Rocawear spokeswoman said in a statement to the Gawker website. Meanwhile, Occupy Wall Street protesters continued their march to Washington, D.C. Thursday, saying their spirits were high after getting some unforeseen change of route, the group still arrived at its first scheduled stop in Elizabeth, N.J., on Wednesday night, and made it to Rahway, N.J. in time for lunch Thursday. A family there fed them peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches, fruit and water. They picked up six new marchers , losing one en route, and expected to make it some 18 miles to New Brunswick, N.J. by nightfall Thursday. “We are all in high spirits and determined,” said Glazer, whose band hopes to pull into the nation’s capital on Nov. 23, and plans to persuade lawmakers not to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich.

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