Jay-Z Sets Up Educational Fund For Sean Bell’s Children

Jay-Z has established educational funds for shooting victim Sean Bell’s children, XXLmag.com has learned. The hip-hop mogul and Bell’s fiance Nicole Paultre (who later changed her surname to Bell), along with her attorney, worked out the details involving the charitable offer months ago, according to a source close to the rapper. It’s not clear yet the particular details of the agreement, but it is assumed the Brooklyn icon’s contribution will help send both of Bell’s children to college, should they choose to go. A New York judge acquitted the three detectives who fired the 51 shots that took Bell’s life and wounded two of his friends after the group left Bell’s bachelor party in Queens. A number of rallies have been held to protest the controversial verdict. The highly-charged trial was followed closely around the country by many and prior to and after the case, a number of rappers, including Papoose, Joell Ortiz, and The Game, voiced their support for Bell and his family in song. 

  • xlwhite

    mad props to hov.everybody should be donating to this family. this dude was basically murdered by ny cops and they got off for it. i wanna know why new yorkers didnt riot after the verdict like rodney king’s. this was much worse. lets all get on some ‘no justice,no peace’ shit.if i lived in ny id find out where these cops lived and spraypaint ‘murderer’ on their house. hopefully the kids use the $ and go to college to be lawyers to fight this typa bullshit.

    • Justice4all

      Riot for what? Everytime we riot we tear up our own neighborhoods,and serves no purpose. Riots never solve anything.

      • ill G

        didnt the l.a. riots make them re-evaluate the verdict and later found them guilty??? shows how much u know what ur talkin bout

        • http://xxlmag.com kari meyers

          i love the advertisment to the left..it just shows that all you ho spermreceptors don’t have a clue of who the baby da baby daddie be…all scumbags like you know is violence…you belong in a zoo and not walking the earth with honest working folk…i’m sure you loved the rodney kingdick riots…..you don’t work and spend your day figuring out a way to steal from white people…take yourself and your hillbilly home boys to back to africa….there is a whole lot of fighting going on …get involved there….then again,you’d shit your pants and cry for your mama,that is if you can find her

  • HU

    This verdict hardly made the news. I’ve heard more about that Nickelodeon dude marrying Mariah and I try to avoid that type of bullshit.

    • Mista WANG

      co sign

      and props to hov…..its sad dat these kids dont have a father now cause of dem gay ass cops

      911 iz a joke

  • styleemusic

    props to jay giving back to the family and fuck the police.

  • http://myspace.com/theofficials08 j smooth

    thats whats good

  • jonathan

    you worked it out yesterday and today after I said it 2 days ago! its all good I been doing that to you your whole career jiggga! dont get upset! you understand! its normal! you should be use to it by now! for real for real! goodluck man! i told you! nebeckanezza! stop using that name! i told you! remember that!

  • KB

    I’m with ya on that riot shit I mean cops killing people. Thats why people dont trust em now me for one…….”No justice No Peace “

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    That’s what I’m talking bout. Invest in our youth. Don’t just throw them a couple of dollars so they had blow it on some jeans or rims. Invest in their educations!!!!!!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com the brown

    Yo!? Are you shittin’ me? Acquitted? That is so F’d up. 51 shots is F’n crazy! And they weren’t even shootin’ back? That’s sadistic. SHOOT A FUCKIN COP 51 TIMES AND FOLKS WOULD BE GETTIN LYCHED!! This is some bullshit. All praises due to those involved with the foundation but damn, 51 shots is evidence enough.

    • TxTitan

      CO-SIGN

  • QB Finest

    My respect for Jay Z has gone up to the highest level possible. We need more Jay Zs in the community – put your money where your mouth is.

    BARRACK OBAMA ’08 – President of the United States of America, get used to it!

  • dan99

    This is good look for Jay, hopes he sets a standard for other rappers.

  • blkpwr

    Man, it’s too bad most of these comments reflect the lack of information or familiarity w/ the case. I live in NYC and if you try to run a cop over w/ your car, a black cop at that, you gon get all them clips emptied on you. The media puts a white face (NYPD) against the poor defenseless black man, but the case was about 3 cops (2 black, 1 white), that yes over-reacted ,but were defending them selves from a threat. The white cop was actually the last one to empty his $h!t. The trial was to see if they were criminally liable, they weren’t. But they were guilty of using bad judgment and shouldn’t be allowed to stay cops.

    • ATL = All Trannies Live

      cosigned

    • xlwhite

      @blkpwr:no disrespect, but youre the one with the lack of info. the cops werent defending themselves from a threat. there was NO GUN in sean bells car.he wasnt trying to run anybody over, car wasnt moving. they emptied their clips, reloaded, emptied again, WITHOUT SEEING A GUN BECAUSE THERE WAS NONE. yea only one was white…and only one apologized for it(black guy).he was just partying and having a fucking bachelor party for fucks sake.

    • xlwhite

      i guess i can see why the cops might think he was tryin to run them over, but i’d be trying to get out of there real fast too if 3 unmarked men were yelling at me with guns pointed. still, bell and his 2 buddies didnt have any guns.

  • CHI-C

    YOU’RE A GOOD MAN

  • Buck

    That’s What’s up!!!! Everybody been wondering where are all the big name rappers in this ordeal. Well here he is. Now maybe just maybe people can shut the fuck up about where are the rappers and focus on the government killing people and thinking it is okay. They are the enemy not Jay-Z. just because you heard some people make a song about it you were expecting Jay-Z or 50 to make a song. We must stay focused on these crackers so they don’t get away with this.

  • Giantstepp

    Enuff respect to the legendary Sean Carter! He could’ve easily looked the other way and didn’t give a sh*t. He did the realest thing that could’ve been done…investing in the future of the children of Sean Bell. Despite the level and status Jay reaches, he’ll always be connected to the streets. Some folk cant understand growth, but it’s because of Jays growth that he is able to do things like such, genuinely!

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Ryan Maxwell

    H.O.V.A.’s the man. He obviously used it as a little publicity too, but good to know he’s doing something cool about it.

  • BOOGOLOGY

    THAT’S WHAT’S UP! JIGGA….MY NI99ER!

  • Pierzy

    That’s whassup but on the front page it says the “arraignment” was set-up before the verdict came. I think this was a Freudian slip – shouldn’t it be ‘arrangement’?

  • MDAce15

    I just wanna say been a jay fan from way back and always had a respect for big homies talent. But the respect i feel for shawn carter (jay-z is a rapper, shawn carter is a man)now is a whole different kind of respect. Its the respect of admiring his heart and not just his lyrics (which are dope). Thats just interesting to me tho that all these rappers that call jay a snake and disloyal and so much more, havent put up a dime. What does a song about Young Mr. Bell’s situation do for his family? Nothing. Putting his kids thru college? That takes a real man, that takes real heart. And we always hear about hip hop negativity in the media (oprah, cnn, bill o’reilly, etc.) I’ll put some paper up that Jay’s generous act in this situation doesnt make it to any of those shows. And for the record all ya’ll haters. HIP HOP IS A MOVEMENT, WHICH MEANS IT WILL NEVER DIE!

  • ronnie jones

    Good look for Jay and for the Bell Family. RIP Sean Bell.

  • og raw

    I hate da fuckin police 4real. They kill niggaz everyday and get away wit dat bullshit. Niggaz need 2 hook up and form a hit squad. Peace 2 jayz he a real nigga.

  • godjrugged

    Thats the realest thing i’ve heard thus far!!

    What is a damn song gonna do for the Bell family right now!(nothing). Setting up a college fund for his kids is the biggest thing anyone could do for these people (no riot thats retarded). Boy I dont know where we would be if we did not have folks like Jay stepping up like this… Big ups man!

    “keep ya smarts on the side of your garments”!

    The Sean Bell verdict stunned the world last Friday, and people
    everywhere are taking a stand rather in their music, in their clothes,
    and now with a National Boycott that will take place May 19th to the
    23rd. In support of the Bell family and friends, the efforts of the
    boycott is to make a difference in the only language they understand,
    the almighty dollar. They are asking on those dates, to boycott gas
    stations, grocery stores, etc. Fill up your tank and do your grocery
    shopping prior to May 19th. Carpool to work, or walk if convenient,
    bring bagged lunches or leftovers, and try to not spend one penny that
    week. Make a donation of at least $5 to Black/Hispanic organization.
    In all hopes to unite and make a change.

  • G Sholl

    co-sign that shyt

    someone had to do it

    hova is that dude…

  • JamRock 45

    I have been a big fan off Jay-Z work from the first album i think what he has done was very kind act for this family. Well done Jay i think that was bigger than music i shows the humanity of real people.

  • Sway-z

    “But I can’t help the poor if Im one of them, so I got rich and gave back, to me, that’s the win-win”

  • koseh

    kudos to hova.. thats a real gangsta.. ma hat tips off to u G. been a ride or die fan from the jump..err’thing u touch is just magic. We blast for u G! Thats a true AMERICAN GANGSTA.. ITS THE ROC!!!!

  • geico lizard

    good job jay z

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  • CHRIS

    THATS A REALL GOOD LOOK HOV, I KNEW YOU WAS GONNA DO SOMETHING..JUST LIKE YOU GAVE ALL YOUR PROCEEDS FROM YOUR ONE NIGHT SHOW TO COLUMBINE, JUST LIKE YOU GAVE A MIL TO KATRINA, JUST LIKE YOU GAVE TO 9-11…LISTEN TO THE BLUEPRINT 2, HE SAYS”EVERYTIME THERES A TRAGEDY , I’M THE FIRST ONE TO HELP”U RIGHT HOV, THATS WHY U BLESSED..A SONG IS COOL RAPEPERS BUT IT AINT ENOUGH..AND FOR DUDES TALKING WHY NY AINT RIOT? THIS ANIT THE TIME & PLACE FOR THAT..WHY SHOULD WE DESTROY OUR OWN HOODS..THATS WHAT THEY EXPECT..IT WAS A CRAKER COP A LATIN COP & 1 BLACK COP..THE BLACK COP IS THE ONLY ONE THAT SAID SORRY…I DONT WISH SHIT ON ANYONE , BUT WHEN I HEAR A COP GOT JAMMMED UP FOR ANYTHING, IT PUTS A FUCKING SMILE ON MY FACE…

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  • leugoake

    good !!!!!!!

  • http://xxl Norfolk VA

    they’er were more cop involed in Sean Bells death. It was about five cops, but only three went to trial.

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  • Da Changeman

    It’s good to see Jay-z put his money in something else besides parties and spending on shit he ain’t need. Now no disrespect to Jay-z HOVA is the shit, but Fuck the Police. Just like nas said Be A N*GGA Too, that’s cops suck.

  • Enoch

    That’s the Illuminat’s way for kinda sayin sorry, through thier little puppet and prostitute JAY Z..

    KILLUMINATI

    get wit or die a slave

    • dark kent

      co fuckin’ sign. jay a snake

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    AMAZING!

  • niggafrommemphis

    You prodigy ass niggas can’t talk down on jay.

  • kingequality

    thats cool that jays giving back something to the children yall niggas kill me though more black men killed this year by other black men then cops aint knowbody rioting over that niggas selling crack destroying their own hoods being a negative impact on todays youth why we aint mad bout that why we always finding someone else to blame for our own stupidity this shits got to stop if we really want some type of a real future that really makes a difference

    • dark kent

      cosign that too!