Jay Z may be campaigning for his artist-owned music app while his wife, Beyoncé, works for feminism, but it doesn't mean the pair hasn't taken the time to get involved in black activism movements.
They just don't need the extra publicity.
In a series of tweets screenshotted by Complex yesterday, social activist dream hampton alleged Jay Z "wired tens of thousands" to help bail out Baltimore protesters, the same action he reportedly took during the Ferguson riots last summer.
The activist, who admitted she'd probably frustrate the rapper by revealing his family's contributions, further explained the famous couple are long-time patrons of the activist group Black Lives Matter.
Soon, however, the writer explained she'd received instructions to stop tweeting.
In a statement to the New York Daily News, hampton stood by her claims, saying,
It's true. I erased because I didn't want on Twitter.
The activist told her Twitter followers the stars have been generous in supporting Black Lives Matter.
She continued to tweet about their actions.
really don't understand how people try to build a story around a series of tweets. But say this is your hustle, either: — dream hampton (@dreamhampton) May 18, 2015
a) contact said tweeter to get "color" for your story b) not add color I never tweeted nor told anyone I was "on the front lines" calling + — dream hampton (@dreamhampton) May 18, 2015
Jay & B for stacks. It's true they gave, which is why I tweeted it. but I erased it within minutes, because ppl believe what they want to. — dream hampton (@dreamhampton) May 18, 2015
ok, let me give password back to my assistant. Just came on here to say I was not in some foxhole texting Jay & B for bail money. — dream hampton (@dreamhampton) May 18, 2015