Game Has the Receipts to Prove He’s Here for Flint

Game Has the Receipts to Prove He’s Here for Flint

How he's helping Michigan city will move you.

Published January 27th

You know what they say: what good is having everything you want if there’s no one to share it with? Maybe Game is taking a page from that book, as the rapper is giving back in a huge way.

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The Compton-bred MC recently donated $500,000 through his charity, The Robin Hood Project, to bring safe, clean water to the people of Flint, Michigan. The city of about 100,000 people, largely African-American, has been grappling with a water crisis in the wake of findings that the water used to drink and bathe in was contaminated with high levels of lead, resulting in an a spike of illnesses among the town’s children.

In a fiery Instagram post, Game shared a screenshot of a bank wire transfer of $500,000 from his charity, The Robin Hood Project. In doing so, he revealed the charity’s checking account balance of more than $13.2 million. And, no, that wasn’t on accident. As the “Hate It or Love It” rapper explained, he’s tired of celebrities who claim to “pledge” their support but refuse to dig deep.

#WATERFORFLINT PROOF !!! So, I'm on tour & not in the US as I'd like to be to help with this water crisis in Flint, Michigan 1st hand.... #1 because my younger sister & her children live there & 2nd because I care. Most celebs on here faking using the word "Pledge" in their so called donations are not fooling anyone ! The truth is the population in Flint, Michigan is about 105,000 people & it takes at least 9 bottles per person a day just to use to bathe, brush their teeth, drink & cook with... So on behalf my charity @TheRobinHoodProject I am donating $1,000,000 in water bottles..$500,000 coming out of my own pocket (which is everything I've made on tour up to this point) & the other 1/2 being met by @AvitaWater & the 1st drop is being made TODAY 1pm eastern time at "Food Bank East Michigan" 2300 Lapeer Road flint Michigan 48503 & the 1st drop will be 1400 cases of water equaling about 33,000 bottles today & everyday that follows until 1,000,000 bottles of water are dropped !!!! To those who think it's easy getting this water to Flint, it's not so the people who are PLEDGING they are, show us.. We want proof !!! Stop using others tragedies for your own celebrity gain... You're not fooling ANYONE ! I seen @Madonna & @JimmyFallon's $10,000 donations... that's cute, but not nearly enough.... So I challenge both & anyone else in the world to match me & DONATE $1,000,000 in bottled water to Flint, Michigan & we want proof, shipping order receipts, bank wire receipts, pictures etc........... No more pretending to give a fuck..... I donate money all the time & it comes out of my pocket & never once have I written anything off on my taxes because that's not why I do it !!!!!!!! So, if any other celebrity wants to MATCH MY MILLION here's the site where you can donate http://selfmadefoundation.org or pick your own.. JUST MAKE SURE THE WATER ACTUALLY GETS TO THE PEOPLE WHO NEED IT !! & I don't wanna see anyone else using the word "PLEDGE" in their donation or press release because we know that that means. "YOU JUST TALKING & TRYING TO MAKE YOURSELF LOOK LIKE A HUMANITARIAN" !!! #WaterForFlint #TheRobinHoodProject #AvitaH20Corp #SelfmadeFoundation #HUMANPOWERBALL

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“Most celebs on here faking using the word 'Pledge' in their so called donations are not fooling anyone ! The truth is the population in Flint, Michigan is about 105,000 people & it takes at least 9 bottles per person a day just to use to bathe, brush their teeth, drink & cook with,” he said, adding that his younger sister and her children live in Flint currently. He said that his $500,000 donation is being matched by Avita Water company, bringing the grand total to $1 million in bottled water.

The rapper also clapped back at “cute” donations made by high profile stars, including Madonna, who is a Michigan native, and late night host Jimmy Fallon. “To those who think it's easy getting this water to Flint, it's not so the people who are PLEDGING they are, show us.. We want proof !!! Stop using others tragedies for your own celebrity gain... You're not fooling ANYONE ! I seen @Madonna & @JimmyFallon's $10,000 donations... that's cute, but not nearly enough…”

We gotta applaud Game for standing up for folks in need and using his influence in a positive way. And one look at his charity’s fat bank account leads us to believe that there’s plenty more giving on deck. If you wish to help, the Flint Water Fund is accepting donations to buy water filters and bottled water.

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Written by Britt Middleton

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