Lil Nas X, Harry Styles, Kehlani, Other Musicians Donate to Minnesota Freedom Fund to Bail Out Protesters

Protesters in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: Alex Radelich

A number of well-known artists and entertainment industry professionals, including Lil Nas X, Harry Styles, and Halsey, have donated to the Minneapolis Freedom Fund, a charity that covers bail costs for those who cannot afford them.

On its website, the Minneapolis Freedom Fund indicated yesterday that it had received “tens of thousands of donations” since protests broke out in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last week. Additionally, Freedom Fund officials stated that these donations exceeded $20 million – a figure that has undoubtedly increased during the last 36 or so hours.

Halsey, for her part, called on fans to donate to “bail orgs” and said that she had already done so. The 25-year-old New Jersey native also made clear via images that she was on-hand for protests.

One Direction star Harry Styles followed suit with a donation of his own, tweeting: “I’m donating to help post bail for arrested organizers. Look inwards, educate yourself and others. LISTEN, READ, SHARE, DONATE and VOTE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. BLACK LIVES MATTER.”

Lil Nas X reportedly donated to the Minneapolis Freedom Fund after weighing in on the protests on Twitter, and Ariana Grande encouraged protesters and plugged a similar charity (which specializes in providing bail to those in Los Angeles jails).

Kehlani followed up a $1,000 contribution to the Minnesota Freedom Fund with $2,000 in aid to her home city’s Peoples Oakland.

Finally, Justin Timberlake requested that fans join him in supporting the Minnesota Freedom Fund.

Outside the music community, model Emily Ratajowski asked supporters to benefit the Freedom Fund (besides publishing a photograph showing her marching in Los Angeles), and Chrissy Teigen pledged $200,000 to bail causes. Actors Steve Carrell, Seth Rogen, and Patton Oswalt are among the others who revealed, via a Twitter message chain, that they backed the Minnesota Freedom Fund itself.

Earlier today, Digital Music News was first to report that leading record labels and music industry companies plan to participate in “Black Out Tuesday” in protest of George Floyd’s death, as well as fatal violence against other African Americans.

At the time of this writing, protests were again unfolding across major American cities. While largely peaceful during the day, said protests have, since initiating last week, generally become violent at nightfall.

7 Responses

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    restless94110

    Your headline should read: Lil Nas X, Harry Styles, Kehlani, Other Musicians Donate to Minnesota Freedom Fund to Bail Out Vicious Arsonists and Looters

    Wow, you go singing stars! Keep on talking smack and supporting haters. Guess you see that as a wise career move? Why else support destruction and violence? The way to appear wise (even if you aren’t)? Shut up and sing.

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    Al Jolson

    Glad to see celebrities do what they always do—-support pedophiles, criminals, and Hillary Clinton.

    Fuck Hollywood. I hope the place burns to the ground and is nuked by North Korea.

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      Angelito

      Don’t worry about it. You’ll die one day (probably very soon) and the world will be a better place.

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    Kill celeberities, make the world better!

    They support rioters, looters and terrorists? It’s time ot get rid of that filth.

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      Barry

      As long as the bailout money goes toward those who were peacefully protesting and got caught up in the mayhem. If they were taggers and looters, vandals and just criminals, then fuck them. They can rot.

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    INDEPENDENTS DO NOT SIGN!!!!

    FOR ALL YOU FAKE ASS ENTERTAINERS AND ACTORS PRETENDING TO BE MUSICIANS

    YOUR DONE!!!!!

    YOU BAILED OUT TERRORISTS!!!

    THE FED IS COMING FOR YOU!!!!

    FREE THE MUSIC!!!!
    FROM THE CORRUPT MONOPOLY THAT IS THE MUSIC INDUSTRY!!!

    Independents

    They Will Come Soon With Smiles And Contracts To Entrap You And Keep Their

    PONZI SCHEMES GOING~!~!~!

    DO NOT SIGN!!!! DO NOT SIGN!!!! DO NOT SIGN!!!! DO NOT SIGN!!! DO NOT SIGN!!

    DO NOT SIGN!!! DO NOT SIGN!!! DO NOT SIGN!!! DO NOT SIGN!!!! DO NOT SIGN!!!

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      Barry

      Peaceful protest is not terrorism. Get your head straight. It’s called the 1st Amendment. Looting and vandalism is criminal and should be dealt with justly.