Kanye West attends The Fashion Group International's annual "Night of Stars" gala in New York. Kanye West turns 43 on June 8. Picture: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File
Kanye West attends The Fashion Group International's annual "Night of Stars" gala in New York. Kanye West turns 43 on June 8. Picture: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File

Kanye West donates R33m to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor

By Bang Showbiz Time of article published Jun 5, 2020

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Kanye West has donated R33 million to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor and is paying for George's six-year-old daughter, Gianna's college tuition.

The 'Bound 2' rapper has given the hefty donation to the loved ones of the three victims - who were killed just because of the colour of their skin - as well as setting up a 529 college plan and covering college tuition for George's six-year-old daughter, Gianna.

Kanye will also donate to businesses in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois owned by black businessmen and women.

Kanye and his wife Kim have been supporting a number of people connected with the Black Lives Matter protests.

Kim offered to pay the medical bills of a protestor who lost a "chunk" of their forehead when they were hit by a rubber bullet.

The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star uploaded a post to her Instagram Story, which read: "A rubber bullet fired by cops forever disfigures this teenage high school girl at a PEACEFUL Minneapolis protest yesterday. A bloody chunk of her forehead fell off. She was shot at point blank."

And the 38-year-old reality star added her own text beside the post, writing: "This is heartbreaking and so disturbing. Does anyone know how I can get in contact with her? I would love to help with her medical care if she needs it."

Kim also recently spoke out about the death of George on her Instagram account.

She wrote: "For years, with every horrific murder of an innocent black man, woman, or child, I have always tried to find the right words to express my condolences and outrage, but the privilege I am afforded by the color of my skin has often let me feeling like this is not a fight that I can truly take on my own. 

Not today, not anymore. Like so many of you, I am angry. I am more than angry. I am infuriated and I am disgusted. I am exhausted by the heartbreak I feel seeing mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and children suffering because their loved one was murdered or locked away unjustly for being black. (sic)"

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