Saturday, September 03, 2005

Jay-Z and Diddy Give A Million

Sean “Diddy” Combs and Jay-Z have pledged $1 million to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The two rappers announced their donation Thursday, saying they hoped to inspire others, especially blacks, to give.

“This is our community,” Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter told The Associated Press by phone. “When I turn on CNN, I see a lot of black people on the streets. I know it’s other people too, but those projects have been hit hard.”
Combs agrees. “We are all descendants from each other’s families. When you hear black people say ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters,’ it’s really true. These are all people that I know I’m related to somehow, some way — the human race family.”
Former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial, now president of the Urban League, said Thursday that those left in the city “are people who are African-American mostly but not completely, and people who were of little or limited economic means. They are the folks, we’ve got to get them out of there.”

Jay-Z said he had put in calls to NBA star LeBron James and rapper Kanye West for donations.

Also on Thursday, Celine Dion and the partners of her Las Vegas show, “A New Day” — companies Concerts West/AEG Live and Dragone — pledged a $1 million donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Click here to donate to the American Red Cross





    That's fantastic. Now if someone could just get the f-ing Red Cross or someone down there to save those people trapped in the low income neighborhoods where people didn't even have cars to drive themselves out, that would be great.



    Those guys are awesome, they are setting the bar high, hopefully other celebs will follow suit

    ME ME ME


    Those bitches have enough money to take care of all the flood victims,'s very nice of them.