Kanye Donates $150,000 to Family of Jemel Roberson
Kanye Donates $150,000 to Family of Jemel Roberson

Kanye Donates $150,000 to Family of Jemel Roberson

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West's donation pushes the family's support to more than $300,000

The tragic story of Jemel Roberson's murder by Chicago Police has become another national item of mourning. An armed security guard working at a local bar, Roberson protected the establishment from an armed and unruly patron, only to be mistakenly gunned down by police upon their arrival on the night of November 11th.

READ: Security Guard Gets Killed By Police While Protecting Illinois Bar From Shooter

Roberson's family launched a GoFundMe campaign for $10,000 in support from their community. But according to TMZ, they ended with many times that by the end of the week, thanks to Kanye West. TMZ reports that West donated a total of $150,000 to the Roberson family's campaign, bringing their current donations north of $300,000.

READ:Illinois State Police Report Contradicts Witness Accounts Of Jemel Roberson Shooting

West has been particularly attentive and generous towards the problems plaguing his hometown as of late. Earlier this month, the rapper donated a whopping $200,000 towards the campaign of Democratic mayoral candidate, Amara Enyia, who is seeking to replace Rahm Emanuel in the 2019 election.

Earlier this month, West pushed back the release of YANDHI, a new album (that would mark his third of the year,) originally slated for a November drop. A new date has yet to be announced.