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Activist says Jay Z and Beyoncé helped post bail for Baltimore protesters

Jay Z and Beyonce attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015, in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Jay Z and Beyonce attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Mike Coppola/Getty Images

And now, the mystery of whether Jay Z and Beyoncé privately donated funds for Baltimore protesters' bail money.

According to Dream Hampton, a social justice writer, filmmaker, and organizer, they absolutely did. On Sunday, Hampton sent out a series of tweets lauding the megacouple for their generosity. She then deleted a bunch of those tweets.

Seemingly aware of the likelihood that people would take screenshots of her tweets, which report a story not yet confirmed by the Knowles-Carters, Hampton tweeted this (similarly deleted) tweet, where she notes "errors" in the deleted tweets:

Complex Magazine took screenshots of a few tweets just before Hampton deleted them.

As for her own personal sense of why Jay Z and Beyoncé may have donated bail money, Hampton commented "They gave cuz that's what they do":

Complex Magazine shared screenshots of the deleted tweets. For example, this tweet seems to be in reaction to Complex's coverage: "It's true they gave, which is why I tweeted it."

But later, Hampton tweeted, "Remind me to never tweet again":

We can't say what prompted Hampton to delete the tweets, which she later defends, but we hope the Knowles-Carters themselves will speak up to confirm or deny the report.

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