A week after George Floyd’s death has been causing uproar in the United States, Kanye West has broken his silence.
On Thursday, June 4, 2020, the rap mogule announced a donation of $2 million to charities associated with Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Floyd. Kanye West also pledged to cover legal costs for the Arbery and Taylor families.
The billionaire musician and businessman has also set up a 529 college savings fund to cover tuition for Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna.
His rep also tells TMZ that he will be making donations to black-owned businesses in his hometown of Chicago and nationwide that have been in crisis and impacted by the unrest in the U.S.
Many celebrities have opened their pockets and made financial contributions in the wake of widespread protests against police violence.
The Weeknd donated $500,000 to non-profit organizations including Black Lives Matter, Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative, and the National Bail Out program. Drake also gave $100,000 to the latter.