As of now, Flint’s water crisis has some new developments where congress has called for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to testify while rapper Meek Mill has reportedly made a promised donation to the city.
TMZ reports that Meek Mill has donated to the Flint Child and Family Health Development Fund this week and sent 60,000 bottles of water to the city.
Meek Mill supposedly donated 60k water bottles to the Flint water crisis pic.twitter.com/fQPSBbiUr8— WORLDSTARHIPHOP (@WORLDSTAR) January 21, 2016
Earlier in the week, media sources were reporting on the jabs both Meek Mill and rapper 50 Cent were giving each other online, such as one the Inquisitr reported where 50 Cent went as far as to put a fake obituary up for Meek Mill on Instagram, a way of saying that his career was over.
The TMZ source also reported that he was asked about his track for the critically acclaimed movie Creed being nominated, which was restated as not “nominated” but “considered.”
The feud between both rappers appears to have a lot to do with the company they keep as Nikki Minaj, Rihanna, and Drake are also referred to in the comments and music Meek Mill happened to release around the same time.
For instance, the Inquisitr writes about Meek Mill revealing some graphic details about one of Drake’s previous flings in the lyrics of a track he released over the weekend, which gave some fans something to chew on.
That was the continuation of a similar online feud between them last year, but this time around his “dance” is with 50 Cent and it got pretty heavy, when the two rap artists wandered into more serious territory such as the Flint water crisis.
According to the New York Daily News, Meek Mill said he would like to donate $50,000 to the city and 50 Cent said he would make sure he donated to the right sources.
As of this writing, there is no information as to the amount Meek Mills donated, but he has been public about the water bottles.
Also, there is no direct funding option on the Flint Child and Family Health Development Fund’s site; however, their Twitter account does refer to another site for direct donations which — assuming Meek Mill went through — not only processes rapid funding but also offers anonymity.
And if Meek Mill did choose to be private about his donation, then it offers a contrast against his decision to go public with the amount he said he wanted to donate during the feud.
Even without the confirmation of his donation, Meek Mill had previously suggested that 50 Cent match his amount, but the response has been, according to the International Business Times, only more jabs via Instagram, suggesting that Meek Mill was donating to look good in court because he’s violated his parole.
All of this comes appropriately after Hillary Clinton put the Flint water crisis on the map when she mentioned it during the most recent and final Democratic debate, followed by a public apology from the Michigan governor during his State of the State address.
Much of the response from Flint, Michigan, citizens to the governor’s address was negative.
In other news, EPA’s regional administrator has resigned amid the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, shortly after Meek Mill made his reported donation.
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