31 May 2012
Jay-Z angered Occupy protest leaders last year (2011) for allegedly 'cashing in' on the movement when he created and sold 'Occupy All Streets' t-shirts -- keeping the profit for himself.
And now he may be set to do the same with the latest video for No Church In The Wild -- which includes scenes that draw parallels with last year's violent Occupy protests.
The slick looking video starts with a young man walking alone on a street filled with debris about to launch a Molotov cocktail at a barricade of riot police.
The scenes are disturbingly realistic, with the gritty filmmaking only lending to the sense that you are watching documentary footage of an actual event.
Many critics are saying that Jay-Z and Kanye chose the theme of the clip to win back the favour of the Occupy movement.
Back during the sale of Jay-Z's clothing company Rocawear's Occupy t-shirt, a prominent figure in the movement told TMZ, "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 moment of 50 years with an overpriced piece of cotton is an insult to the fight for economic civil rights known as #occupywallstreet."
Check out the clip below and tell us what you think?