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:
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":
They gave cuz that's what they do. & should I ever get major bread, I'm gonna be Howard Hughes, wiring out money anonymously too— dream hampton (@dreamhampton) May 18, 2015
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."
Jay & B for stacks. It's true they gave, which is why I tweeted it. but I erased it within minutes, because ppl believe what they want to.— dream hampton (@dreamhampton) May 18, 2015
But later, Hampton tweeted, "Remind me to never tweet again":
remind me to never tweet again— dream hampton (@dreamhampton) May 18, 2015
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.