Alongside the release of his new jailhouse-themed single and video, “Industry Baby,” Lil Nas X announced today his new collaboration with The Bail Project. The new initiative – titled the “Bail X Fund” – raises money to help pay cash bail to those who can’t afford it, and aims to help The Bail Project’s goal of bringing an end to the cash bail system in the United States.
He writes on the web page:
It’s me, Lil Nas X.
Music is the way I fight for liberation. It’s my act of resistance.
But I also know that true freedom requires real change in how the criminal justice system works. Starting with cash bail.
This isn’t just theoretical for me. It’s personal. I know the pain that incarceration brings to a family. And I know the disproportionate impact that cash bail has on Black Americans.
So I’m doing something about it and I invite you to join me. Ending cash bail is one of the most important civil rights issues of our time. Donate what you can to the Bail X Fund.
Let’s bring people home & let’s fight for freedom and equality.
Lil Nas X.
He’s always so inspiring.
To date, the Bail Project has provided over $47 million in bail assistance for over 17,000 people. You can donate to The Bail Projects “Bail X Fund” here.