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Jay-Z and Beyonce Have Been Discreetly Paying the Bail of Baltimore and Ferguson Protesters

May 18, 2015 in Blogs

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Activist dream hampton says the two are giving generously to the cause, but want to avoid being a distraction.

Jay-Z and Beyonce get a lot of flack for being apolitical, but if a series of tweets from noted hip-hop writer, cultural critic and activist dream hampton can be believed, the couple is actually very politically engaged — but just prefer to keep their social activism quiet.

hampton’s tweets, posted yesterday, claim that Jay-Z and Beyonce have been sending “tens of thousands” of dollars to underwrite efforts in Ferguson, Baltimore and for the Black Lives Matter movement in general. Though her tweets were later erased, Complex magazine had the foresight to capture screen grabs before they disappeared. The tweets are below:

(h/t Complex)

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