DO GOODERS: Nas Campaigns To Help A Single Father Of SEVEN Find New Home + DMX Lands ACTING GIG With Chris Rock AFTER DUI Arrest
Rapper Nas has starting a fundraising campaign to help a single father of seven find a new home for his kids. Get the deets on the campagin inside and find out how much Nas kicked in. Also, find out about DMX's latest gig....and it's not behind bars!
When Nas heard that a single father of seven had been displaced by a fire, he leapt into action and start a crowdsourcing campaign to find the family a new residence in D.C. Hoping to raise $20,000 (after his own $5K donation), Nas has promised to kick in $5K more if the goal is reached. He posted,
I am also a single father, and we don’t get enough credit in this country. I’m committed to helping Stanley and his seven (yes 7!) kids. Moreover, I believe and hope that we should all, as a community, come together to help our fellow American men and women when they need us in desperate situations like this. See if you can’t find a few dollars to help the Youngs get back on their feet with me. We need to raise enough to extend their stay, and maybe even afford a down payment on a new house or something.
This is real. It is me. I’m putting in $5,000 myself. Never done something like this, but I have faith that our American community can pull together a miracle for this strong family who needs our help right now.
And seeing that Nas has had his own fair share of fatherhood issues with is daughter and tax issues, it'sgood to see he's paying it forward after handling his own business.
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In other rapper news.....
The last time we saw DMX, he was passed out in the back of police car in South Carolina (and it wasn't pretty). But now....the rapper has cleaned up his image (thanks to a few makeup artists) and landed a role in Chris Rock's new movie (which has undergone SEVERAL names changes).
And some may call it type-casting, but Chris knew exactly where to put DMX....in jail. But apparently DMX is in on the joke. Domenick Nati of Nati Celebrity Services (X's talent agency) said,
"The scene is comedic which allowed X to show off his versatility as an actor. X and Rock played well off each other and Rock's character even gets DMX to lead the inmates in a song. There are more acting roles to come and DMX is also planning on attending the Sundance Film Festival in January."
Good luck with that! And keep him away from any liquor at craft services.....
Photos via Getty/Nati Celebrity Services