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Singer/actress Janelle Monáe is helping to feed the hungry in Atlanta, Georgia by hosting a free food giveaway this weekend.
The "Tightrope" singer and her creative collective The Wondaland Arts Society have partnered with local officials and Hot 107.9 to organize the free lunch giveaway on Sunday, April 26 from 12-3 p.m.
In an announcement shared online, Monáe urged those in need during the ongoing coronavirus crisis to have a "#WONDALUNCH ON US!"
"Drive through and enjoy contact-free boxed lunches + more for you and your family on us!" the post reads. "This is a drive through and walk up food relief effort for the city of Atlanta and surrounding areas in response to covid-19."
"Rain or shine, everyone is welcome!" it adds.
The three-hour event will begin at 12pm EDT, but all families must pre-register, and early arrival is "highly advised".
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Hip-hop mogul Bryan "Birdman" Williams has offered to pay next month's rent for everyone in need in the Uptown New Orleans neighborhood where he was born and raised.
In association with his Johnny and Gladys Williams Foundation, the rap star, who is currently in quarantine with fiancee Toni Braxton, will pay everyone's rent to help support the needy.
He is also calling on the Housing Authority of New Orleans and Mayor LaToya Cantrell for their support.
Birdman announced his generous offer in a social media post.
"I would like 2 offer to pay everybody rent for month of May (for those who in need) in residents area of UPTOWN New Orleans where I was born and raised at from mac melph calio and ST Thomas housing also from 3rd ward to 17th ward. also wanna thank all hospital on front line Risking they life to save lives."
The 51-year-old rap OG popped the question to "Spanish Guitar" singer Toni back in February, 2018, after they began dating in May, 2016.
The couple is still planning to wed this year, despite the coronavirus pandemic, and Toni, 52, said earlier this month on the Rick & Sasha Morning Show: "We have been going back and forth on wedding dates.
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Kanye West and Chic-Fil-A are feeding the hungry during the coronavirus pandemic. Kanye's charitable collaboration with the fast food giant has helped provide over 300,000 meals to the needy in Los Angeles.
The hip-hop superstar namechecked the fast food firm in his 2019 track "Closed On Sunday," and he partnered with them to help Christian non-profit the Los Angeles Dream Center provide food and other items to those in need since March.
According to Fox News, Dream Center founder Matthew Barnett thanked Kanye and the firm for helping him and his team serve around 11,000 meals a day since first receiving donations - transforming the organization into a hub for those in financial difficulty due to Covid-19.
"The Los Angeles Dream Center has transformed into the Grand Central Station of food distribution and other basic essentials," Barnett told Fox in a statement. "I'm so grateful that our team has stayed healthy, and that we've found a safe way to meet the urgent needs within our community.
"I can't say thank you enough to the various donors who've made this a reality. This is what a neighborhood, a community, and a church should always look like."
The "Jesus Walks" rapper has also made donations to the We Women Empowered charity in his native Chicago, Illinois.
Kanye is reportedly the second richest Black man in America (don't quote me).
Jay-Z sent rapper Meek Mill a pricey Rolex wristwatch as a "VIP pass" to his high stakes blackjack tournament to benefit his Shawn Carter Foundation at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL, on Nov. 15.
Meek posted an image of the Rolex Daytona chronograph timepiece on social media, Vladtv.com reports.
The 32-year-old ex-con captioned the photo: "Hov sent these as vip passes smh this rich sh** getting out of control lol. I'm not joking lol." Rolex Daytonas made of 18-karat gold regularly retails for $30,000-$39,000.
The weekend event will cost $100,000 cash to buy-in to play blackjack alongside Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce Knowles-Carter.
The Shawn Carter Foundation gala will include silent and live auctions and a blackjack tournament with a $500,000 jackpot for the winner.
Less wealthy guests can purchase a $40,000 package that grants them VIP access for the weekend event. Alicia Keys will perform on Nov. 16 in a live concert that the hotel website describes as "an intimate one-time-only performance," according to Revolt.TV.
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