The donation comes as the Floyd family holds the first of several planned memorial services.
Rapper Kanye West is stepping up to help the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, three of the unarmed black Americans whose killings have sparked outrage within the US and across the world.
TMZ reports that Kanye West has made a donation of $2 million to the three families and their their legal teams as they seek justice against those responsible for the untimely death of these men.
Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna will also see her tuition fee coved through a college savings fund set up by the billionaire.
The report also state that money from the donation will be used to support black-owned businesses in crisis across the country, including his native Chicago.
Arbery, Taylor and Floyd were all victims of systematic racism and police brutality exercised against black people in the US.
Here’s how people on Twitter are reacting to Kanye’s generosity towards the families of the deceased men:
Kanye West has donated 2 MILLION dollars to help with the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor & George Floyd.
Actions speak louder than words. pic.twitter.com/YjCM1nTe1P
— All Love Hip Hop (@AllLoveHipHop) June 4, 2020
I’m lost… Kanye gave the families 2million, a trust fund for the daughter and helped business that were looted and people are mad???? Why??
— djenvy (@djenvy) June 4, 2020
Kanye West : Kanye West Donates $2 Mil to Arbery, Taylor, Floyd Families. HATED
Other celebs : Sit at home n post numerous Tweets in support of the movement never putting money where their mouths at. LOVED. pic.twitter.com/IwrTorNhsE
— Meechy (@EngMeechy) June 5, 2020
Kanye West joins the #BlackLivesMatter protest in Chicago
He also reportedly donated $2M to the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd and set up a college fund for Floyd's daughter Gianna 🙏🏾 #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/zH1uhXbJDF
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) June 5, 2020
Shame on all those who incited, destroyed and looted business and burnt homes. #KanyeWest thank you for honouring #GeorgeFloyd rightly with peaceful protest and helping the family. You are one of a kind.
— Viral Metric (@viral_alien) June 5, 2020
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