The Game has allegedly donated $10,000 to the funeral of a six-year-old girl who was killed in Los Angeles over the weekend.
Tiana Ricks, was killed when she was shot after two men started firing outside of her home in Moreno Valley, while her father was also wounded. The two gunmen are still at large, and have yet to be identified.
Following the release of the story, the rapper tweeted, “This very sad story hit me in a place nothing ever has… Tiana did not know she was shot & kept asking was her father okay.”
The Game then decided to assist the family with the cost of the funeral, tracking them down and vowing to provide $10,000 for the service, which will occur on Saturday September 14.
Marquia Macklin, Tiana’s mother, told TMZ that while she is eternally grateful for The Game’s charity, it won’t cover the entire cost of the funeral.
She remarked, “Game told me that he heard about my story and was really sorry. He said that he wanted to help out and put me in touch with his financial team… It costs so much to bury her… sadly $10,000 only covers half of the casket and the plot.”
Recently The Game announced The Robin Hood Project, an initiative that will see him give away $1 million of his money before Christmas for various issues.
The Game wrote at the time, “The other day I posted this pic of an African child I met in Australia playing outside the grocery store. His story of his families hardships & struggles to get away from the terror they left behind touched me so I gave him what I had on me… Which was an Australian $20 bill.”
He then continued, “As the days passed, I thought about him over & over & over & the only thing that bothered me about that night was that I didn’t have more on me to give him at that time. For some reason I just didn’t bring more money from the hotel.”
The Game then finished, “Since I can’t shake that feeling… I have decided to give $1,000,000 to people I come in contact with around the world everyday until Christmas.”
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