Does Jay-Z Deserve This ‘Scrooge’ Sculpture?


Earlier this month we asked if you thought Jay-Z was exploiting the Occupy Movement with a new t-shirt in his Rocawear line that read “Occupy All Streets.” Since that time, the tee was mysteriously removed from the retailer’s website, only to reappear online a few days later with no explanation. All of this confusing back and forth didn’t stop controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards from targeting Hova as one of the subjects of his latest celebrity take-down, The Scrooge Totem Pole, a piece which also includes pop culture icons like Mr. Burns from The Simpsons, Scrooge McDuck from Disney’s Christmas Carol, and Richie Rich.

“I think Jay-Z has made himself a face of [the] Wall Street that Occupiers are protesting against,” Edwards told XXL . “Maybe Jay-Z is striving to be in the one percent? Which is why I chose the composition of a totem pole because I thought it would resemble the number one. Rap stars who turn ‘Scrooge’ have to suffer some damage to their street credibility.” What do you think of the artwork? Does Jay-Z really deserve to be immortalized alongside these money-hungry fictional characters? [via Gawker]