Meek Mill, Kevin Hart & Michael Rubin Collaborate On $7 Million Donation For Students Across Philly
Meek Mill, Kevin Hart, and Michael Rubin continue to invest a great amount of money to support the city that has had such a significant impact on their lives.
The trio—actor/comedian Kevin Hart, rapper Meek Mill, and Michael Rubin, a former owner of the Philadelphia 76ers—have teamed up to donate $7 million to regional educational causes for the 2023–2024 academic year. Reportedly, the majority of the money will be used for scholarships for low-income children attending private institutions. This huge donation comes after they gave $15 million to more than 100 Philadelphia public schools last year.
Meek Mill (real name Robert Rihmeek Williams) and Kevin Hart are both Philadelphia natives and former students of the city’s public schools. The Dream Chasers CEO confirmed the news in a tweet that included a link to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“Gotta get the whole trap booming too … we come from public schools side!!!!!”
“You see the blogs didn’t catch this one – they highlight anything negative about their own people, it’s getting readable!”
A spokesperson for the men shared that the scholarships will target the South and North Philly neighborhoods, where Meek and Hart were raised. The donations will assist in paying for laptops, tablets, WiFi connections, and other classroom supplies. In addition, the funds will give the 60 “private and parochial schools in need” scholarships for kids from low-to-moderate income households.
News of the hefty donation comes after Meek was heavily criticized for shooting a music video at the Jubilee House in Ghana — a move he has since apologized for.
The Jubilee House reportedly serves as the Office of the President and is considered the highest security zone in Ghana. The “Going Bad” rapper uploaded a now-deleted teaser for an upcoming music video on Sunday (Jan. 8), where he was met with swift backlash.
The controversial short teaser reportedly featured numerous areas in the Jubilee House, including the entrance, main corridors, main conference hall, and a seating area. The footage also captured the podium of President Akufo-Addo, which he uses to address the nation.
In response to the social media firestorm, Meek said,
“To the people of Ghana no video I drop is ever meant to disrespect the people of Ghana …. The fastest way to make connection is thru music and I wanted to do that with displaying art … im in my 30’s from America and didn’t know much about the lifestyle here”
The Philly rapper added,
“My apologies to the people if any disrespect! We still gonna push to make the connection between black people in America and Africa … what I’m trying to do is more than a video and you should see coming soon! My apologies to the the office also!”
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