During his B-Sides concerts this weekend, Jay Z didn’t hold his tongue when it came to Tidal and his rival streaming competitors. He also had a line about Freddie Gray during a freestyle, a rare show of social awareness for the rapper/businessman.
Behind the scenes, however, Jay Z and his beloved Beyoncé have been contributing to the #BlackLivesMatter movement for over a year. Most recently, they helped bail protesters out of jail in Baltimore and Ferguson by donating “tens of thousands of dollars,” according to Complex. The writer said on Twitter (the tweets have since been deleted) that the power couple had a “huge check” for protesters and have been donating to many more causes on the low for some time now.
Although they’ve relatively kept quiet about the issues facing our country lately, it seems like Hov and Bey are showing support where it matters.