News: Game Digs In His Pockets, Joins Forces W/ Gang Leaders For Slain Child
Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 5:15PM
West Coast rapper Game's generosity continues to thrive as reports claim he is raising awareness and funds to help cover the cost of a slain child's funeral in Los Angeles.
According to reports, Game has already gathered $7,000 for the victim's family.
Rapper The Game is raising money to pay for the funeral of a 7-year-old boy killed during a shooting in L.A. this week -- a crime that's suspected to be gang-related -- and the irony ... Game tells TMZ, he's getting financial help from the city's top gang leaders. Game called in to "TMZ Live" moments ago, explaining he heard about Talib Pecantte's death this morning on the news and decided he wanted to do something for the victim's family ... especially since it happened so close to Christmas. Game tells us he's already raised $7,000 to help cover the boy's funeral expenses -- but the crazy part, Game says a huge chunk of that money is coming from top-ranking L.A. gang members ... rival gangs too ... Crips, Bloods, and Latin gangs alike. (TMZ)
With thousands already raised, the hip-hop star said his goal is to keep the funds coming in.
Game says he doesn't have a goal in mind ... he's just gonna keep raising money until he can't raise any more. He also says he's speaking to rival gang leaders about instituting a cease-fire ... at least during the holidays. It's not the first time Game's got involved in charity -- the guy has a seriously incredible track record of jumping in to help families in times of tragedy ... like when that 6-year-old was shot in September ... or the house fire in Ohio. (TMZ)
Last month, Game broke the news of getting involved in a relief effort for disaster victims in the Philippines.
" know many of you might've heard about the typhoon in the Philippines by now where their death total continues to rise daily and is now roughly about 2,500 bodies found dead with an expected 100-150 more daily says their President Benigno Aquino. This hurts my heart knowing that many of those amongst the dead are little children. Every now & again there is a tragedy that strikes somewhere around the world as the previous Thailand Tsunsmi, Haiti Earthquake & the most vicious here in the states "HURRICANE KATRINA"....." (Game's Instagram)
Earlier this year, the former G-Unit member helped fund a slain six-year-old's funeral.
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)
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