In a string of tweets on Monday, which she since deleted and called “error-ridden”, Dream Hampton claimed that the power couple contributed bail money to help free protesters in both Baltimore and Ferguson, following protests against police brutality towards black people.
According to screengrabs obtained by Complex, Dream wrote: “I’m going to tweet this and I don’t care if Jay gets mad.
“When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protesters, I hit Jay up, as I had for Ferguson, wired tens of thousands in mins [sic]”
She also alluded to the fact that this wasn’t out of character for Jay Z and Beyoncé, adding there was “more stuff, too much to list actually, that they always insist folk keep quiet”.
Dream then explained that she was deleting her “error-ridden” posts, but later clarified that Jay Z and Beyoncé did donate money to help free those imprisoned during the protests.
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
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
As well as her activism and campaigning, having been heavily involved in the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, Dream also helped Jay Z with his autobiography, ‘Decoded’, back in 2010.
She’s also been involved with the famous ‘I Can’t Breathe’ campaign, which saw entire basketball teams sporting t-shirts bearing that slogan, a reference to Eric Garner, who died last July after being put in a chokehold by a member of the NYPD.