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Writer Claims Jay Z, Beyonce Wired Money To Help Protesters

Activist Dream Hampton claimed in since-deleted tweets that Jay Z and Beyonce wired money to bail out protesters in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri.

By Becca Dunn | May 18, 2015

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. Here are a few: 

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

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"...and more stuff, too much to list actually, that they always insist folk keep quiet."

Hampton later tweeted a frown 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."

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

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 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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