Jay Z and Beyonce Reportedly Paid “Tens of Thousands” of Dollars to Cover Protesters’ Bail
As with most Black multimillionaires, Jay Z's contributions to the Black community are often questioned. He's even been called out in the past by the likes of actor, activist and singer Harry Belafonte for his perceived lack of keeping up with his social responsibility. There have always been whispers that Hov does more behind-the-scenes giving than most people are aware of. Writer, film-maker and social activist, dream hampton recently peeled back the curtain on Hov's clandestine contributions saying both Jay Z and Beyonce have been giving to the protest efforts in Ferguson and Baltimore by spending thousands of dollars to bail out protestors.
hampton, who co-authored Jigga's book 2010 autobiography Decoded, recently took to Twitter to stand up for The Carters and revealed they privately help out on a number of causes. "I'm going to tweet this and I don't care if Jay gets mad," she started. "When we needed moeny for bail for Baltimore protestors I asked hit up Jay, as I did for Ferguson, wired tens of thousands in mins [sic]."
It doesn't stop there according to hamtpon. "When BLM needed infrastructure for the many chapters the were growing like beautiful dandelions, Carters wrote a huge check," she typed. "And more stuff...too much to list actually, that they always insist folk keep quiet," she later added.
The tweets were later deleted, but you can peep the screengrabs of the Twitter monologue, below.