Revealed: Beyoncé and Jay-Z wired thousands to bail out Baltimore and Ferguson protestors
In a series of tweets earlier today, dream hampton – a social justice activist, filmmaker, and author – revealed that Beyoncé and Jay-Z are quietly subsidizing legal fees for demonstrators arrested while protesting American police brutality.
Though dream hampton’s tweets are no longer on public display, Complex took screenshoots of the activist’s entire report this morning on the Carters’ recent philanthropy.
“When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protestors,” dream hapton began on Sunday, “I asked hit Jay up, as I had for Ferguson, wired tens of thousands in mins.”
The writer went on: “When [Black Lives Matter] needed infrastructure money for the many chapters that we’re growing like beautiful dandelions, Carters wrote a huge check. …and more stuff, too much to list actually, that they always insist folk keep quiet.”
dream hampton collaborated with Jay-Z on “Decoded,” the entertainment mogul’s best-selling autobiography.
Read more about Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s social justice work via Complex, here.