In more Hip-Hop cares news, Birdman is looking to take care of the people of Uptown New Orleans who are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The co-founder of Cash Money Records announced on Instagram Monday (Apr.20) that he wants to help locals in his hometown by paying their rent for a month. Birdman also revealed in his post that he is calling on New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell to support his efforts.
In his post, he wrote:
“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 I would like HANO to support us on accomplishin this and @q93fm I also spoke with @theuptownangela to help me put this togather I would like our mayor @mayorcantrell help support this cause also wanna thank all hospital on front line Risking they life to save lives I wanna thanks everybody that wrk with tha Gladys and Johnny foundation my company cash money records.”
As of now, the state of Lousiana has a total of 24,523 coronavirus cases. New Orleans, on Monday, reported 6,148 COVID-19 cases.
In a tweet, Gov. John Bel Edward pointed out some good signs that social distancing is working but remains cautiously optimistic.
We are seeing positive signs in respect to lower hospitalizations and the number of people on ventilators, but all of these gains can be easily lost if we ignore the stay at home order & social distancing guidelines.