Whenever tragedy strikes, celebrities and entertainers have their own way of helping out during tough times. E! Online reported that the iconic rapper, Kanye West, joined the ranks of other performing artists who donated to various pro-black organizations.
The outlet says that while Kanye hasn’t tweeted since the beginning of March, the rapper did drop $2 million to black-owned businesses in his hometown of Chicago. Of course, this comes after the death of George Floyd while under police custody.
E! Online says that it’s also probably related to the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, as well. According to E!, West, who has four children, set up a college savings fund for Floyd’s young daughter, Gianna, who was 6-years-old.
As it was previously reported, Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd on the 25th of May when he pressed his knee up against the man’s neck during his arrest. This week, the other three officers related to the case were also charged.
In an Instagram post this past month, Kim Kardashian, Kanye’s wife, also commented on the horrible injustices over the last few months. You can check out what the Kardashian sister had to say in the post below:
As most know, Kim Kardashian has been active in the support of black communities as well. The reality star has been working to become a lawyer, so she can continue her philanthropic endeavors, such as releasing wrongfully convicted individuals from prison.
Perhaps the case that received the most media attention was that of Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence after she was busted trying to sell large quantities of marijuana.
Since then, Kim even involved Alice in some of her fashion campaigns. Other entertainers to work in the field of criminal justice these days include Jay-Z and Meek Mill. For instance, it was reported this month that Jay-Z took out several newspaper ads in honor of George Floyd.
Meek Mill, as well, has been working alongside Jay-Z after he was released from prison following massive public outcry.