Big Sean, Migos, Ellen & More Rap With 2nd Graders in 'Read It' Music Video: Watch
Ice Cube, Ty Dolla $ign and Lin-Manuel Miranda join the good-natured collab as well.
Last month The Ellen DeGeneres Show hosted Michael Bonner, a second grade teacher from North Carolina who started teaching his students rap songs to motivate them to learn and read when he noticed their test scores were being hindered by a lack of resources in their low-income community. The rap songs worked and Bonner said his class has been scoring higher on tests and improving their literacy.
“Poverty has this way of disrupting the brain,” Bonner said on the show. “Trying to teach a kid that doesn’t have a home and is hungry is a different ball game.”
In addition to highlighting Bonner's efforts, DeGeneres donated $25,000 to the South Greenville Elementary School and started a GoFundMe page that has amassed more than $83,000 in donations. She also flew Bonner and his class out to Los Angeles to professionally record a song that originally garnered attention on social media, this time with a few surprise celebrity guests.
On Friday, Bonner returned to the show with his class to share how the donations have helped and to debut their new music video for "Read It," which features Big Sean rapping alongside the students as well as Migos, Ice Cube, Ty Dolla $ign, Lin-Manuel Miranda and, of course, DeGeneres.
Watch the adorable finished product below: