Drake, The Weeknd, Kehlani & Other Celebs Have Donated Large Sums Of Money To Support Black Lives Matter Movement
2 June 2020, 11:55 | Updated: 3 June 2020, 11:32
Numerous celebrities including Drake, The Weeknd and Kehlani have donated money towards the Black Lives Matter movement, following the death of George Floyd.
A number of stars have been showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement after the tragic killing of George Floyd.
Various celebrities have decided to use their platform to raise awareness and have also donated large sums of money to support the movement.
The ‘God’s Plan’ rapper donated $100,000 to National Bail Out, who are a collective that is helping to bail out black mothers and caregivers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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keep supporting our brothers and sisters out there risking everything to push for actual change for our black lives. Urging everyone with big pockets to give and give big and if you have less please give what you can even if it's a small amount. #blacklivesmatter (links in story)
Meanwhile, fellow Canadian artist and ‘In Your Eyes’ star also donated $100,00 to the Black Lives Matter Global Network, who is a global organization in the US, UK and Canada.
Their aim is to ‘eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes’.
Celebrities on Twitter have been sharing their donations, asking other stars to ‘match’ theirs, and Kehlani revealed she matched a $1,000 donation, before adding that she had also given $2,000 to help bail out those participating in peaceful protests in Oakland, US.
Other stars such as Beyonce, Jay Z, Lizzo, Cardi B and Rihanna have spoken out about racism and called for justice for George Floyd and many other innocent people in the black community who have sadly lost their lives.
Rapper and BRIT winner Dave was amongst the public figures attending the peaceful protests, in London, to march for justice, as well as actor Michael B Jordan, rapper J Cole and Tinashe attending the protests in the US.