Birdman Says He’s Paying May’s Rent For New Orleans Residents Who Are In Need
American rapper Birdman is the latest celebrity to offer a helping hand amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday (April 20th) Birdman, born Bryan Williams, announced in an Instagram post that he will be paying the rent for residents of Uptown New Orleans during the month of May.
In the post, Birdman mentioned that he would like for the Housing Authority of New Orleans, Q93 FM (a hip-hop station in New Orleans) and the mayor of New Orleans, Mayor LaToya Cantrell, to assist him on this charitable task.
“I would like 2 offer to pay everybody rent for month of May (for those who in need) in residents area of UPTOWN New Orleans where I was born and raised at from mac melph calio and ST Thomas housing also from 3rd ward to 17th ward I would like HANO to support us on accomplishin this and @q93fm I also spoke with @theuptownangela to help me put this togather I would like our mayor @mayorcantrell help support this cause also wanna thank all hospital on front line Risking they life to save lives I wanna thanks everybody that wrk with tha Gladys and Johnny foundation my company cashmoney records”
Birdman isn’t the only celebrity we’ve seen step up to the plate during the spread of the coronavirus to help those in need. Rihanna, Jay-Z, & Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gave $6.2 million towards homeless youth in New Orleans and COVID-19 testing capacity across the Caribbean.
Young Billionaire Kylie Jenner has donated over 6,000lbs of hand sanitizer to hospitals and clinics in the Los Angeles area. She also donated $1 million to help buy protective gear against the virus for first responders.
And celebrity couple Ciara and Russell Wilson have pledged to donate 1 million meals to Seattle Food Lifeline.
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