Rapper Kanye West has joined the protests that have been expanding over the nation.
West’s rep confirmed that he donated $2 million to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor on Friday. West was also spotted hitting the streets with a crowd of demonstrators in Chicago.
What many didn’t expect but were very appreciative was how West set up a college savings fund to fully cover future tuition fees for Floyd’s six-year-old child, Gianna, following the death of her father in Minnesota last week.
JUST IN: Kanye West joins protest in his hometown Chicago. pic.twitter.com/IEUxe1kKNG
— All Love Hip Hop (@AllLoveHipHop) June 5, 2020
People Magazine confirmed the news that West established a 529 college savings plan that will fully cover the tuition for Gianna Floyd, and his representative told the magazine that West has donated to local, black-owned businesses in his hometown in Chicago and nationwide that were hit by the coronavirus crisis and the protests.
West was also seen marching with Black Lives Matter supporters in protest over the death of Floyd on Thursday. An NBC 5 Chicago reporter Trina Orlando captured video of West standing among the crowd as a rally leader can be heard yelling, “We need everybody to stand where they are because we are going to march.”
Kanye is also donating to several Black-owned businesses in his hometown of Chicago, and across the States, his rep confirmed to celebrity website TMZ.
Kanye West Made A $2 MILLION Donation To The Families Of Ahmaud Arbrery, Breonna Taylor & George Floyd.
He Also Donated To Black Owned Business In Chicago & Paid For George Floyd’s Daughter College Tuition.
As GREAT As This Is, It’s 2020 & Y’all Gon Find A Way To Criticize Him pic.twitter.com/Q0YyXZM3cj
— DJ First Class™ 🏁 (@1DJFirstClass) June 4, 2020
KANYE WEST PROTESTING IN THE STREETS OF CHICAGO pic.twitter.com/0UxWODt6NU
— Ⓜ️ (@WashedMel) June 5, 2020
Kanye West's giving a huge assist to the families and legal teams fighting for Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd … and helping in other ways too. pic.twitter.com/l59Dg8zMbU
— DatPiff (@DatPiff) June 4, 2020
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