Beyonce and Jay Z get their fair share of criticism and verbal abuse, in most cases they are deserving of such. From devil worshiping, soul selling for material gains, Illuminati affiliates, you name it and they have been called it.
The abuse could be coming to an end for Beyonce and Jay Z, however, as the couple has done something that even the late great king of reggae, Bob Marley would love and applaud them for.
After the frustrated youths in Baltimore heeded the words of Bob Marley when he sang “we gonna be burning and looting tonight,” there was a price to pay when the fires were put out, the smoke cleared and the video tapes were reviewed. Many of these young youths were arrested and thrown in jail. Thanks to Beyonce and Jay Z for quietly and kindly coming to their rescue.
Beyonce and Jay Z used their wealth to post bail for people arrested in protests across the United States against police brutality.
Dream Hampton, a writer and activist who worked with Jay Z on his 2010 memoir “Decoded,” made the revelations.
“When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protesters, I hit Jay Z up, as I had for Ferguson and he wired tens of thousands of dollars within minutes,” she said.
She also tweeted that Jay Z and his pop superstar wife Beyonce wrote a “huge check” to support the burgeoning “Black Lives Matter” movement aimed at improving police treatment of African Americans.
Protests spread last year after a white police officer shot dead unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
Major demonstrations, some turning violent, erupted in recent weeks in Baltimore after another African-American man, Freddie Gray, died from a spinal injury sustained in police custody.
The tweets appeared aimed at defending Beyonce and Jay Z, who have faced accusations from some activists that they have only paid lip service to causes without tapping into the couple’s estimated $1 billion net worth.
One prominent critic has been Harry Belafonte, the calypso music giant who supported Martin Luther King’s family financially during the Civil Rights Movement.
In a 2012 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Belafonte said that contemporary celebrities “have turned their back on social responsibility” and singled out Beyonce and Jay Z.
If we criticize them when they do wrong then we must commend them when they do right. Hopefully they will go a step further and invest in Black neighborhoods. The more we level the financial playing field, the less police brutality there will be.