Bet you don’t miss the old Kanye now.
Mr. West has donated to the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, totaling a sum of $2 million.
As reported by TMZ, West established a 529 education plan to fully cover college tuition for Floyd's 6-year-old daughter, Gianna. He has separately made donations to help cover the legal costs for Arbery and Taylor's families as well.
Along with that, Kanye’s rep has confirmed that he is and will continue donating to several black-owned businesses in his hometown of Chicago and nationwide that have been in crisis and impacted by the unrest in the U.S.
As widespread protests have broken out as a result of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The nation is demanding for a stop to racism and police brutality - of which the killings of Arbery and Taylor are just two additional examples out of entirely too many.
In February, Georgia native Arbery was shot and killed after being chased by 3 men who allegedly believed he fit the description of a burglary suspect in the area.
Taylor, who was an emergency medical worker, was shot and killed in her own home by Louisville cops, who allegedly busted in without warning in a “no-knock warrant" case.
Kanye is the latest in a line of artists using not just their voice and influence, but their deep pockets in support during this unprecedented time. Just this week both Drake and The Weeknd have also made significant donations to Black Lives Matter causes.
The Weekend posted on Instagram stressing the importance to “keep supporting our brothers and sisters” and shared screenshots of his donation confirmation with a statement, “urging everyone with big pockets to give and give big and if you have less please give what you can even if it's a small amount.”
After being tagged in an Instagram story from fellow Toronto musician Mustafa The Poet showing his $400 donation to the National Bail Out, Drake followed suit with his own six figure donation of $100,000.