Kanye WestKanye Omari WestKim Kardashian West: ‘I am infuriated and I am disgusted’ over George Floyd deathKanye West: ‘I buy real estate. It’s better now than when Obama was in office’Celebrities from Kanye West to Angelina Jolie donate to coronavirus charitiesMORE has donated $2 million in support of the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor this week, as well as to black-owned businesses across the country, according tomultiple reports.
The donation will fund legal fees for Arbery and Taylors families, a representative for West confirmed to CNN. It will also include support for black-owned businesses in the rapper’s hometown of Chicago and additional cities in the wake of ongoing protests over Floyds death.
West has also set up a fund to cover college tuition for Gianna Floyd, Floyds 6-year-old daughter, CNN reported Thursday.
Protests have erupted across the country following Floyds death late last month. Minnesota Attorney General Keith EllisonKeith Maurice EllisonObama calls for police reforms, doesn’t address TrumpVan Jones: U.S. on path to ‘five or ten American cities on fire’ if another police brutality tape emergesFlorida sheriff recommends residents shoot looters who break into homesMORE (D) on Wednesday upgraded charges against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Floyds neck for more than eight minutes, to second-degree murder.
Three other former officers who were at the scene of Floyds death were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder Wednesday.
Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT, was fatally shot in her apartment by Louisville, Ky., city police in March. The FBI has opened an investigation into her case.
Arbery was shot and killed by a pair of white men in February while jogging in Brunswick, Ga. Federal prosecutors are investigating the slaying as a possible hate crime.
Forbes named West the second highest paid celebrity Thursday with a “real time net worth” of $1.3 billion.