Musicians are truly stepping up their game when it comes to giving support for Flint, Michigan citizens. The Game is the newest rapper to give money or supplies to the city with lead-contaminated water. According to the Michigan Chronicle, the rapper has donated $500,000 of his money during their crisis. He has also said that the water bottle company Avita Water will donate an additional $500,000.
In case those two numbers confused you, The Game is contributing $1 million worth of water bottles to Flint, Michigan on behalf of his charity, The Robin Hood Project.
“It’s obviously a very big deal and a tragedy in Flint, and I saw people donating small amounts, and I just thought I’d go above and beyond that,” says The Game, according to the Daily Beast. “So I donated the funds from the first 11 shows of my European tour. Avita matched it and they’ll be one million bottles of water given out—33,000 bottles of water at a time because of trucking and shipping it in and out. It’s not easy shipping it out because of the snowstorms, and trucks being backed up. But we’ll get it there, however long it takes.”
The musician used Instagram to talk to his fans about the personal connection that he has with the city in Michigan.
“…my younger sister & her children live there & 2nd because I care… Most of these celebs on here faking using the word ‘Pledge’ in their so called donations are not fooling anyone!!!!”
He stated that the first shipment from Avita would arrive in the city on January 27.
During his humble offering to the city, The Game called out Jimmy Fallon and Madonna for making “cute” donations and challenged them to match his donation.
“I challenge both & anyone else in the world to match me & DONATE $1,000,000 in bottled water to Flint, Michigan & we want proof, shipping order receipts, bank wire receipts, pictures etc……….. No more pretending to give a f**k.”
This comes after Big Sean donated $10,000 along with other celebrities like Jack White, Meek Mill, Pearl Jam, and Cher.
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