It’s time to make a lot of “99 Problems” puns now that Jay-Z’s controversial “Occupy All Streets” t-shirts have been pulled from the web.
In an attempt to cash in on Occupy Wall Street, Hova released a line of $22 “Occupy All Streets” swag that have all-of-a-sudden vanished off the Rocawear website.
The official word? Nothing yet. (Dun dun dun.)
However, E! reports that Jigga’s move came under fire after it was learned that the rapper had no intentions of donating any of the t-shirt’s proceeds to the OWS movement – a move that’s in especially in bad taste considering Jay-Z’s extensive financial situation.
In a statement made to Gawker, a Rocawear rep explained that “The ‘Occupy All Streets’ T-shirt was created in support of the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement. Rocawear strongly encourages all forms of constructive expression, whether it be artistic, political or social. ‘Occupy All Streets’ is our way of reminding people that there is change to be made everywhere, not just on Wall Street. At this time we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement.”
And that’s when OWS retaliation began.
Who’s willing to bet that the next time we see these shirts, they’ll either be for charity – or hawked on eBay as a collector’s item? (And Hova – what would Beyonce say?)