As he sends $1million to the town of Flint as it faces horrific water crisis
He’s known for talking a big game, but his actions are speaking louder than words.
The rapper known as The Game took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal he had made a $1million donation from his charity to the Flint, Michigan water crisis – half of it from his own personal bank account.
While making his generous pledge, the 36-year-old called out Jimmy Fallon and Madonna for only donating $10,000 each to the crisis.
Big donation: The Game has donated $1million from his charity to the Flint, Michigan water crisis – half of it from his own personal bank account (pictured in September in NYC)
‘I just figured Madonna has gotta be close to a billionaire,’ The Game said on TMZ Live. ‘I just thought that the $10,000 was sort of a joke to me. No one else has to share that opinion or feel like that. I just felt like if we’re going to donate some water, let’s donate some water.’
Residents of Flint complained for more than 18 months that their water was contaminated.
After an emergency city manager switched Flint’s water supply to Flint River water in 2014, the corrosive water caused lead to leach from old pipes, and elevated lead levels were discovered in children.
Big bank account: The 36-year-old posted a screenshot after transferring $500,000 – revealing a balance of more than $13 million
‘I just figured Madonna has gotta be close to a billionaire,’ The Game said, ‘I just thought that the $10,000 was sort of a joke to me.’
Experts are estimating that at least 8,000 children under the age of six may have suffered permanent brain damage after being exposed to extremely high levels of lead in the city’s water supply.
The Game said he’s partnered with Avita Water Corp. because it’s based in Michigan, making it easy to get the bottled water to where it’s needed.
‘You got all these water companies all around the world, and people saying they’re donating water, but don’t even know how hard it is to get water into Michigan because of what’s going on with the snow and blizzards and all of that,’ he said on TMZ Live. ‘I figured we’d partner up with Avita because they were right there in Michigan and we could sort of expedite the process.’
Avita: The rapper explains his generous donation on an Instagram post
In donating $500,000 of his own money from his ‘Robin Hood Project Checking’ account, he showed off he has an available bank balance of more than $13million.
Asked why he didn’t blur out the balance while on TMZ Live, he said: ‘It’s been 13 years – I think I kind of earned it at this point.’
Called out: The Game took aim atJimmy Fallon for only donating $10,000 to the Flint water crisis
Source: Daily Mail