Kanye West is donating a multi-million dollar sum for college savings funds for George Floyd’s daughter, plus legal costs for the Arbery and Taylor families, Billboard can confirm.
As the hip-hop star joins street protests in his hometown Chicago, Kanye has made a $2 million donation to assist the families of Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, whose murders have sparked protests across America and around the globe.
According to several published reports, West set up a 529 education plan for Floyd’s six-year-old daughter, Gianna.
Kanye was spotted joining in Chicago’s south side on Thursday night joining the #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd march, in protest of Floyd’s death during his arrest by Minneapolis police, footage of which was captured and seen by millions around the globe.
Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor were shot dead in separate incidents. Like Floyd, they were unarmed.
Earlier this week, West’s wife Kim Kardashian offered to pay for medical expenses of young protester who suffered a nasty head wound after she was shot in face with a rubber bullet.
New charges will be brought against the four officers present at Floyd’s death, including Derek Chauvin, who has been elevated to second-degree murder. Chauvin had initially faced charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.