Bey, Jay Quietly Supporting Baltimore, Ferguson Protesters

Social justice organizer reveals 'tens of thousands' in donations
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2015 10:44 AM CDT
Bey, Jay Quietly Supporting Baltimore, Ferguson Protesters
Jay Z, left, and Beyonce arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on May 4, 2015, in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Jay Z and Beyonce have quietly played a role in the Baltimore and Ferguson protests, according to social justice organizer Dream Hampton. The activist tweeted yesterday, "I'm going to tweet this and I don't care if Jay gets mad. When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protestors, I asked hit Jay up [sic], as I had for Ferguson, wired tens of thousands in mins. When BLM [Black Lives Matter] needed infrastructure money for the many chapters that we're growing like beautiful dandelions, Carters wrote a huge check." She added that the Carters have done much, much more, "that they always insist folk keep quiet." She later tweeted that she'd been asked to delete the earlier posts, and did so, but Complex got screenshots. She and Jay Z collaborated on his autobiography, Decoded, the Raw Story notes. (More Beyonce stories.)

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