50 Cent Writes $3 Million Check to Boost Education in Low-Income Communities
50 Cent seems to spend a lot of time trolling people on social media. It’s either that or he’ll diss one of his enemies, update fans on the show “Power,” or display one of his pricey vehicles.
But on Friday he posted something that didn’t involve a beef, the popular crime drama or a new Rolls-Royce. Instead, he shared a message about donating money to low-income communities.
“I wrote a check today for G-Unity foundation to distribute to other non-profit organizations that focus on academic enrichment in low income areas,” wrote 50 next to a photo of himself writing the actual check. “I feel good about it. Positive vibes.”
The check, which was made out for $3 million, is just the latest effort by 50 to help those in need.
For example, when the rapper started his Street King drink a while back, he bought a meal for a child with the proceeds from every bottle sold. He also did the same with the company SMS Audio and Feeding America years ago with the sale of each set of headphones.
And in 2012 50 traveled to Africa with ABC News reporter Dan Harris to give away one million meals to impoverished countries.
“I’m in Somalia this week to show the world the devastation that is taking place,” he wrote on Facebook back then. “Children going hungry everyday, even dying everyday from hunger. I am going to keep sending through images from out here. I need you to take these photos and re-post to your friends. The world needs to see what is going on.”
With regard to the check for education enrichment, a lot of fans acknowledged the good 50 is doing.
“That’s what’s up. Proud of you, Curtis,” someone wrote using 50’s real name. “Keep pushing, baby.”
“Show ’em you do more than just stunt,” wrote someone else.