Kanye West Sets Up College Fund for George Floyd’s Six-Year-old Daughter, Donates $2million
Kanye West has donated $2 million to support the grieving families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbrery, and Breonna Taylor following their deaths.
The billionaire rapper, who has stayed silent on social media amid the ongoing protests over George Floyd’s death also set up a college fund to cover the tuition for Floyd’s six-year-old daughter, Gianna Floyd.
The donations come after critics on Twitter questioned the rapper for remaining silent over the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of George Floyd’s killing and the deaths of other African-Americans.
A representative confirmed Kanye West’s enormous contribution to CNN, adding that Kanye also offered to cover the legal fees for the families of Arbery and Taylor, and promised to financially support Black-owned businesses in his hometown of Chicago.
After the donation hit the internet, Kanye West was seen marching with protesters rallying against racial inequality and police brutality in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois on Thursday.
The 42 years old rapper was seen walking in a Justice for George Floyd/CPD out of CPS protest, according to USA Today.
Kanye wore a face mask and grey sweatshirt as he joined countless other protestors who have banded together in response to the death of Floyd, a black man who was killed after a police officer knelt on his neck for over eight minutes.