It’s come to light that Jay-Z and Beyoncé may be secretly posting bail money for protestors who were arrested at the Baltimore and Ferguson riots in the US.
Filmmaker and activist Dream Hampton, who ghostwrote Jay’s 2010 memoir, Decoded, posted a series of tweets that explained that Jay wired ‘tens of thousands of dollars’ at the request of Black Lives Matter, the movement that was created after the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Although the tweets are now deleted, Complex managed to screenshot them:
We can only assume that text message was from Jay himself, and Dream may have been in a little bit of trouble at brunch.
Solange Knowles also debuted a moving song about the Baltimore and Ferguson riots, entitled Rise, at an event for HBO‘s upcoming Bessie Smith biopic. Unfortunately this 30-second smartphone footage is all that exists right now, but Solange sort of kind of said it will be on her new album:
“We’re gonna attempt to play a song for the first time that may or may not be on the record, but it probably will be,” she told the crowd.
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