LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Rapper Kanye West revealed he has created a college fund for George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna as well as donated $2 million to different charities linked to the deaths of Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, a representative told Variety Thursday.
According to Variety, West has pledged to cover legal costs for the families of Arbery and Taylor as well as aid black-owned businesses in his hometown of Chicago.READ MORE: Colin Powell, First Black Secretary Of State, Dies At 84 Of Complications From COVID-19
West, 41, has been surprisingly quiet on social media platforms as protests against police violence continued for a second week across the country.READ MORE: Food Truck Crashes In Vernon; One Dead
His wife, Kim Kardashian West, took to Twitter Sunday saying in part, “For years, with every horrific murder of an innocent black man, woman, or child, I have always tried to find the right words to express my condolences and outrage but the privilege I am afforded by the color of my skin has often left me feeling like this is not a fight that I can truly take on as my own. Not today, not anymore. Like so many of you, I am angry. I am more than angry. I am infuriated and I am disgusted.”
On Thursday, she shared a message stating that her multiple brands would also be “donating across organizations focused on making change and fighting racial injustice.”MORE NEWS: `Solidarity' Cited In New Deal For 40k Behind-the-Scenes Film & TV Workers
“As founder of SKIMS, KKW Beauty and KKW Fragrance, Diversity, equality and inclusion are at the core of my businesses and our community. My teams and I stand in solidarity with those making their voices heard in the fight against systemic racism,” Kardashian West said.
As founder of @SKIMS, @kkwbeauty and @KKWFRAGRANCE – Diversity, equality and inclusion are at the core of my businesses and our community. My teams and I stand in solidarity with those making their voices heard in the fight against systemic racism. pic.twitter.com/LnkEmGtAhy
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 4, 2020