According to Kanye’s representative, Kanye has donated 2M to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, and has also set up a 529 education plan to cover the full cost of college tuition for Mr. Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter.
George Floyd was killed on May 20, 2020, when police was called on him for allegedly trying to use a counterfeit $20 bill at a convenience store. He was killed while in custody after a police officer knelt on his neck for 8 minutes which prevented him from breathing.
This donation has also gone to the family of Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed on February 23, 2020. While jogging home he was chased and hit by a father and son in a pickup truck, and then fatally shot with a shotgun and after killing him, yelled out racist slurs.
Some of the money also went to the family of Breonna Taylor who on March 13, 2020 was fatally shot 8 times when police blindly shot over 20 rounds into Breonna’s apartment. According to reports, plain clothed police busted into her apartment leading Breonna and her boyfriend to think that their apartment was being broken into by intruders. Breonna’s boyfriend then called 911 and fired a shot as the door burst opened, hitting one officer in the leg. The police then returned over 20 rounds ultimately killing Breonna Taylor.
Kanye’s donation includes the cost of legal fees and support to Black owned businesses who are recovering from looting that occurred during the protesting. With that being said, people are angry and have voiced their anger through social media. As seen in a reply to a post tweeted by DJ Envy seen below.
“I’m lost… Kanye gave the families 2million, a trust fund for the daughter and helped business that were looted, and people are mad???? Why??
It seems that people have not gotten over the fact that Kanye sat with Trump in support of Trump’s Make America Great Again as well as spoke up for Trump and even worse he wore the MAGA hat and in 2019 stated this on twitter,
“From now on I’m performing with my mother**king hat on.”
“One of my favorites of many things about what the Trump hat represents to me is that people can’t tell me what to do because I’m black”
People are saying that Kanye should withdraw his support of Trump and admit it, and that his money does not make up for him supporting Trump.
One person tweeted “Nobody mad at him giving money, what people are mad at is his loud support of trump who is loudly racist and is activating his followers to shoot us!”.There are others who tweeted, that no matter what, Kanye donating the money was a good thing!
We want to hear what you think? Do you think Kanye’s Donation of this money was sincere or just to look good in the public’s eye? Do you think that Kanye should publicly withdraw his support of Trump? Or do you think people need to just recognize the good Kanye has done with his 2M worth of support given to the families and Black owned businesses?