In the midst of protests and a pandemic, Drake reveals that he's donated $100K to National Bail Out.
The ongoing protests across America have opened more eyes to the injustices going on across the country. Though the protests, marches, and demonstrations have been led by community leaders who continue to witness the impact of police brutality, there are some celebrities who've faced criticism for remaining quiet. Drake is among them. Typically seen as an apolitical figure, he's stated that he stands in solidarity with everyone protesting in America, some of which have been placed behind bars for standing up against injustice.
Drake's spent the past few months flaunting his lavish mansion in Toronto, Canada but he also revealed that he's putting up six-figured towards bail relief fund. Mustafa The Poet challenged both Drake and The Weeknd to match his $400 donation to National Bail Out. Drizzy exceeded what he was asked to match with a $100K donation. Sharing a screenshot of the receipt to his story, he simply tagged Mustafa with a checkbox and rose emojis.
National Bail Out is a collective that works towards helping bail out incarcerated Black mothers and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic to get them home for Mother's Day.
Though Drake did show his solidarity by sharing a poem from Assata Shakur on IG, his recent donation comes after Don Lemon named him among several prominent celebrities who were quiet in the midst of the protests.