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A Forbes headline from before this calendar year declared that “Kanye West is now formally a billionaire (and he genuinely wishes the earth to know).” This was even further backed up by the magazine’s new “The Superstar 100” listing it unveiled currently (June four), putting West as the maximum-compensated musician in the globe and the next-highest paid celeb. (Notably, he placed only underneath his relatives member Kylie Jenner.)
West, for his part, has stayed publicly peaceful about the accolade on social media, in which he is also picked out not to weigh in on the ongoing protests in opposition to law enforcement violence and the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the fingers of law enforcement, as properly as the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and more Black guys and women of all ages. But according to new reports, West has reportedly picked to act: He is donated $two million to help the family members of Floyd, Taylor, and Arbery.
TMZ reports the donation incorporates a school financial savings fund for Floyd’s six-year-old daughter, Gianna, as well as funding for lawful fees of the people of Taylor and Arbery. West has also apparently given individual donations to help help Black-owned organizations nationwide, and specially in Chicago, his hometown.
On June 3, Minnesota Attorney Common Keith Ellison upgraded the rates towards Derek Chauvin, the police officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck right up until he was dead, from 3rd degree murder to second diploma murder. The a few other officers at the scene were being also charged with aiding and abetting next degree murder.
The officers who fired the shots that killed Taylor in Louisville, immediately after coming into her household on a so-identified as “no-knock warrant” whilst she was asleep, have not been billed. A few men have been arrested and charged with murder in the wake of Arbery’s demise after he was shot and killed when jogging in Georgia.
News of West’s help arrives a several times soon after his previous collaborator The Weeknd shared the receipts of his personal donations to National Bail Out, Know Your Legal rights, and Black Lives Issue, totaling $500,000. Similarly, Drake reportedly donated $100,000 to Nationwide Bail Out as nicely.