The National Bail Out fund describes itself as an organization built on reuniting families, creating a national community of leaders who have experienced incarceration, and working with groups across the country to transform harmful systems to keep people safe and free.
Drake’s donation came after another Torontonian Mustafa the Poet, donated $400, and called on Drake and The Weeknd to do the same in an Instagram post. “My Toronto Kings @champagnepapi @theweeknd, swipe up & match my donation but add 3 zeros! Let’s help reunite black families.”
Drake responded by doing exactly what Mustafa called him to do– add three zeros behind that. The six-figure donation was initially flagged as fraud, but Drake was able to straighten it out and posted proof of his generous payout.
To this date, the National Bailout Fund has helped get 70 women out of jail and home to their families. You can donate here.
Prior to his donation, Drake posted a poem on Instagram with the caption “Rest In Heaven George Floyd.”
Rap’s elite has been vocal about their disdain for police brutality and have used their star power to donate to charities. Lyricists like Wale and J. Cole have even joined the people and taken part in peaceful protests in their respective cities.
For all that are protesting, we hope you remain safe and still wear face masks– as a pandemic is still sweeping across the United States.