Megan Thee Stallion has donated £36,300 ($50,000 USD) to the victims of this month’s Atlanta spa shootings.
The rapper pledged the cash to Advancing Justice Atlanta, an organisation “defending the civil and human rights of Asian People in Georgia and the Southeast”.
In an Instagram put up, Megan Thee Stallion mentioned she was “heartbroken” by the March 16 shootings, which left eight lifeless, together with six girls of Asian descent. Meg referred to as the shootings “a mindless, violent assault in opposition to Asian People”.
“We stand in solidarity with all Asian People in saying that sufficient is sufficient,” she mentioned.
The rapper made the donation in collaboration with Vogue Nova and journalist Might Lee.
Final week, actor Ken Jeong additionally donated $50,000 USD to the victims of the shootings. The actor, recognized for his roles within the sitcom Neighborhood and The Hangover movie collection, made 5 $10,000 donations to GoFundMe pages arrange for households of the shootings’ victims.
“Anti-Asian American crime has risen virtually 150 per cent within the final yr, whereas total hate crime went down 7 per cent,” Jeong mentioned in a recent interview on Late Evening with Seth Meyers.
“Sufficient is sufficient. We’re simply fed up”.
Final week, it was introduced that Megan Thee Stallion would seem at this year’s Parklife Festival, set to happen on September 11-12. Dave, Disclosure, Burna Boy and extra are additionally booked to seem on the Heaton Park occasion.
Earlier this month, Meg and Beyoncé‘s ‘Savage (Beyoncé remix)’ took house the Grammy for Best Rap Performance at this yr’s ceremony. The 2 artists grew to become the primary pair of girls in Grammy historical past to win the award. Megan was additionally named Greatest New Artist.