Drake Donates $100,000 to Bail Out Protestors
Written by B87FM on June 1, 2020
Drake is placing his cash the place his mouth is.
The “Toosie Slide” rapper has stepped as much as the plate and donated $100,000 to bail out protestors who’re demanding justice following the demise of George Floyd.
Toronto poet and musician Mustafa the Poet made a $400 donation to the Nationwide Bail Out program to bail out protestors earlier than calling on Drake to match his donation “however add three zeros.” “Let’s assist reunite black households,” wrote Mustafa.
It wasn’t lengthy earlier than Drake answered the decision and posted a screenshot of his receipt with a $100,000 donation charged to his American Specific. “Say much less brother,” he instructed Mustafa.
As protests happen throughout the globe, Nationwide Bail Out and different bail aid packages have allotted funds to assist protestors who can’t afford their very own bail. The Minnesota Freedom Fund raised about $20 million in simply 4 days.
Final week, Drake honored Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by a Minneapolis police officer, by sharing “Affirmation,” a poem by Assata Shakur. “Relaxation in heaven George Floyd 🌹,” he wrote in his touching tribute.
Different celebrities together with Janelle Monáe, Kehlani, and G-Eazy have additionally made donations to bail aid efforts.