Writer claims Jay Z, Beyonce wired money to help protesters

Writer Claims Jay Z, Beyonce Wired Money to Help Protesters
Writer Claims Jay Z, Beyonce Wired Money to Help Protesters


Writer Dream Hampton, who helped Jay Z with his autobiography, claimed on Twitter Jay Z and Beyonce allegedly helped bail out protesters in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri.

Hampton has deleted her tweets, but Complex had collected them and posted them on its site. One read:

"When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protestors, I asked hit Jay up, as I had for Ferguson, wired tens of thousands in mins."

Hampton later tweeted a frowning face with the link to Complex story that used her tweets, and followed up, tweeting, "really don't understand how people try to build a story around a series of tweets."

Hampton tweeted later that same hour, verifying her claim that Jay Z and Beyonce allegedly gave money to help the protestors.

Hampton is known for her writing and worked with Jay Z on his autobiography "Decoded." She's also a film producer and social justice organizer.

According to The New York Times, she played a part in the "I Can't Breathe" shirts NBA players wore during pregame warmups this season.

Complex reports that Hampton's last tweet from the deleted series reads in part, "Gonna erase my error ridden rant. Hope you got your little screenshot."

We think she was referring to the media there, and Complex apparently did get those screenshots.

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