Kanye West, US singer and rapper, has set up a college fund for Gianna, daughter of Geroge Floyd, a black American who died after an officer knelt on his neck.
Following Floyd’s death, about 25 cities across the US had been under curfew after protesters took to the streets while celebrities spoke out against racism and white privilege in the country.
According to Variety, a representative of West, who has been quiet amid the global outrage, said the 42-year-old rapper has set up a college fund to cover tuition for the six-year-old girl.
Kanye West joins the #BlackLivesMatter protest in Chicago
He also reportedly donated $2M to the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd and set up a college fund for Floyd's daughter Gianna 🙏🏾 #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/zH1uhXbJDF
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West, a father of four, also donated the sum of $2 million to charities associated with Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, adding that he’ll be aiding black-owned businesses with financial contributions.
Floyd died on May 25, after being pinned down by the neck for nearly nine minutes by Derek Chauvin, a Minnesota police officer, during an arrest.
The report of the autopsy carried out by Hennepin County Medical Examiner showed that Floyd had COVID-19 before his death. It however, said the disease did not contribute to his death.
TheCable Lifestyle had earlier reported how several celebrities and media firms also joined the BlackOut Tuesday to also protest his death.
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