Rappers Meek Mill and Big Sean took to social media today shedding light on the water tragedy in Flint.
It began like many things in hip-hop: a rap beef. We’ll spare you all the details, but Meek Mill doesn’t like 50 Cent and vice-versa.
After a weekend of diss tracks (Mill) and Internet memes (Cent), a tweet was directed at the two rappers: “Somebody tell @MeekMill & @50cent the ppl in #Flint#Michigan could use some water … Their lives depending on it. #DontWasteEachOthersTime“
Mill responded on Instagram:
And according to Mill’s latest post, he made good on his initial response.
And now other rappers are looking to help.
Here’s what 50 Cent had to say about Meek Mill’s call to action:
Here’s how you can help
A fund has been established to address the short- and long-term needs of Flint children exposed to lead through contaminated drinking water. Donations can be made at www.flintkids.com.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 39020 Five Mile in Livonia, is asking for gallon jugs of water to be dropped off at the church by Jan. 30. Volunteers will take the donations to be distributed in Flint. Call 734-464-0211.
Flint Community Schools is accepting cash donations and bottled water. Call the district’s finance office at 810-767-6030 about cash donations. Bottled water drop-offs can be coordinated by calling 810-760-1310.
Donations are being accepted by the United Way of Genesee Count.: Visit unitedwaygenesee.org and click on the “GIVE” button. There’s an option to support the Flint Water Project. Call 810-232-8121 for details. A new phase for outreach is investment in services to help residents who have been exposed to contaminated water.
Catholic Charities of Genesee County accepts cash or bottled water donations to aid soup kitchens and warming centers, call 810-785-6911.
To help Flint community activists who are delivering water: Call Melissa Mays at 810-423-3435.
Compiled by the Lansing State Journal