The Game may get into his share of troubles both on and off of social media, but that doesn’t stop him from doing his share of good. The West Coast rapper made a sizable donation towards making sure clean water is readily available for residents in Flint, Michigan, that are suffering from the unfortunate water crisis happening, but in that same process, may have made a slight (and by slight we mean massive) flex.
The “Hate It Or Love It” rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, is known to show off his flashy lifestyle on social media, and now is determined to step in the philanthropist position. While being on tour in Europe, the rapper pledged to give a $1 million donation towards Flint’s water disaster. Taylor uploaded a screenshot of a wire transfer in attempts to prove that he’s put his money where his mouth is.
The upload from The Game showed a $500,000 donation of his own money on behalf of his charity, the Robin Hood Project, with the other half coming from Avita Water, a water producer and bottling company whose water is sourced from Michigan’s Au Sable Forest. In a lengthy Instagram post, he reveals a personal reason for the donation. “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,” wrote the Game.
Continuing on, he also calls out celebrities that he believes are using the crisis for clout, saying they were “faking using the word ‘Pledge’ in their so-called donations” and that they were “not fooling anyone”. “We want proof,” he exclaims, adding “Stop using others tragedies for your own celebrity gain.” He acknowledged celebs like Madonna and Jimmy Fallon for their “cute” $10,000 donations, but says it’s “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.,” he continued. “No more pretending to give a *f–k….. 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 !!!!!!!!”
While his efforts were applauded and didn’t go unnoticed, neither did his bank account balance. Within the same screenshot, it was revealed that the rapper was sitting on over a whopping $13 million, proving that he could “put up” without shutting up.
Fans began to leave comments under the post pointing out the account balance. “Bank account goals,” wrote one user. Another commented, “Imagine checking your balance and seeing this.” Another chimed in, “There is no reason not to be charitable when you’re making M’s.”
Some didn’t take too fondly to the “subtle flex” with comments like “Don’t be stupid and post something like this, dude. No need to brag about good deeds or money.” However, one grateful user commented, “I’m from Michigan, its amazing to see you do this.”