News: Game Convinces Drake To Dig In His Wallet, Rappers Put Up $20K
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 8:40PM
West Coast rapper Game has reportedly convinced Drake to help donate $10,000 to a woman who recently lost her family to a horrific fire in Ohio.
According to reports, the Black Wall Street head and Drake are going to combine their funds for a $20,000 donation.
Drake and The Game are teaming up to help cover funeral costs for 6 people -- including 5 young siblings -- who died in a tragic house fire in Ohio ... even though the rappers didn't know the victims. The Game got the ball rolling after learning about Anna Angel -- who was working her shift at Burger King when a fire consumed her home while her 5 young children and her boyfriend were trapped inside. There were no survivors.Game Instagram'd about the tragedy ... saying, "I can deal with a lot of things but people losing their children is something that kills me every time."The Game -- who recently pledged to donate $1 million dollars to people in need as part of his Robin Hood project -- says he was on the phone with Drake when he read about the woman's loss ... and they each agreed to donate $10,000 to help Anna cover the burial costs. (TMZ)
Drizzy has confirmed his big contribution via an Instagram post of the Ohio victims.
"Myself and @thedocumentary are donating a total of $22,500 to Ana Angel .. who lost her boyfriend & their 5 children in a house fire on behalf of @therobinhoodproject #therobinhoodproject .. What @thedocumentary is doing will never be forgotten. Honored to be able to help people along side my brother." (Drake's Instagram)
A few days ago, West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg announced he would donate money to help fund a slain six-year-old's funeral.
Long Beach rapper-turned-reggae artist Snoop Lion (formerly known as Snoop Dogg) is the latest high-profile artist to contribute money toward the funeral of a 6-year-old girl shot in Moreno Valley last weekend, his representatives told The Times. Snoop has donated an undisclosed amount of money to Tiana Ricks' family, his representatives confirmed. In a statement, Snoop called the girl's death "heartbreaking." "Little 6-year-old girls are not supposed to die from a gunshot. But it keeps happening," Snoop said. "From the mass shootings in Aurora and Newtown, to gang violence in the streets and murders in our own backyards, too many tears are being shed, too many young lives are being cut short. We need to come together to change this." (Los Angeles Times)
Game reportedly made headlines first when he revealed a hefty contribution to the Ricks family.
Compton native The Game already donated $10,000 to help cover funeral expenses, according to reps for the musician. Tiana and her father, 26-year-old Tyrell Ricks Jr., were among the party guests Sunday at a house in the 25000 block of Harker Lane in Moreno Valley, witnesses said. The victims and others were reportedly standing in the driveway about 9:45 p.m. when two men walked up to them, asked a question and then opened fire. (KTLA)