Kanye West sets up a college savings fund for George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter and donates $2 million to cover legal costs for the families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.
People have been wondering aloud when Kanye West, the Trump-supporting, MAGA-hat-wearing, Republican-voting rapper and activist would speak up about the current situation in America. Protests have taken over the country as we seek justice for countless incidents of police violence, which took the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and more.
Well, it didn't take too long for the billionaire to put his money where his mouth is. He has reportedly donated upwards of $2 million to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.
According to TMZ, the recording artist has made a few separate donations to the families. He has set up a college savings fund for Gianna, the 6-year-old daughter of George Floyd. In addition, he also offered to cover the legal costs for Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor's families.
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West is also donating to a number of black-owned businesses in his native Chicago and across the nation.
Many media personalities, including Ebro Darden, asked publicly what Kanye West has done since the beginning of the social unrest. Here's your answer: he was gathering funds to send to the families affected by these tragedies.
He is one of many to have donated money. Recently, it was reported that The Weeknd and Drake both put up hundreds of thousands for non-profit organizations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and others.