Rise Up: Celebrity Protesters

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  • J. Cole
  • Nelly
  • Kanye West
  • Russell Simmons
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Rosie Perez
  • Beyoncé, Jay Z
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Sean Penn
  • Danny Glover
  • Jessica Alba
  • Harry Belafonte
  • J. Cole/Jesse Williams
  • Naturi Naughton
  • Jesse Williams
  • Talib Kweli
  • Killer Mike
  • Keke Palmer

Kanye West

Never one to hold back his opinions, Kanye West got into the protest game when he paid a visit to Occupy Wall Street in 2011. While West didn't exactly raise a fist against The Man himself — in fact, he was teased for showing up at the anti-capitalist event rocking gold chains and Gucci loafers — he did spend a fair amount of time listening to the thoughts and concerns of the protesters.

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