Activist and filmmaker Dream Hampton claims that hip hop mogul Jay Z paid "tens of thousands" of dollars to free protestors who could not pay their bail following the anti-police brutality protests and demonstrations in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri.
Hampton did take down the tweet, calling the tweets "error-ridden." But, she told the Guardian that Jay Z did help the protestors out with their bail.
“I’m going to tweet this and I don’t care if Jay gets mad,” wrote Hampton, at 8.38am on Sunday. “When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protesters, I asked hit Jay up [sic], as I had for Ferguson, wired tens of thousands in mins.”
If this is true, it does dispel some of the notions that famous artists and individuals do not care about social issues. It is understandable that they would like to not be too vocal but, they'll find ways to contribute.