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Rapper 21 Savage Pays For 3-Year-Old Shooting Victim’s Funeral



Rapper 21 Savage just stepped to the plate in a very significant way. He helped a family in need during their darkest hour.

A Funeral For A 3-Year-Old

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has confirmed that 21 Savage, whose real name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, has committed to pay for the funeral of 3-year-old T'Rhigi Diggs in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Diggs' mother, Roshanda Craig, is a family friend and was reportedly moved by the rapper's gesture. People Magazine found that T'Rhigi's funeral is scheduled to take place on Saturday at Atlanta's Israel Baptist Church at 12 p.m. EST.

Reassessing The Tragedy

The DeKalb County Police Department is still trying to figure out the events that led to Diggs' death on Sunday, April 1. As of publication, the DeKalb County authorities have revealed that the 3-year-old was tragically shot in the chest.

At the time of the shooting, Craig was driving her son past a Texaco gas station. She told police that she saw a Dodge Charger that was brandishing paintball guns. After Craig saw the paintball accessories, she heard a loud gunshot.

"I didn't know my baby was shot, I'm thinking he just woke up. The gunshot scared him," said Craig to Atlanta TV station WSB-TV.

The DeKalb County Police Department stated that the mother and son duo were potentially not the shooter's targets. Meanwhile, several media outlets reported that 21 Savage had been involved with the so-called "paintball wars." The purpose of this gameplay is to decrease gun violence. Authorities have also added that the "Bank Account" rapper had nothing to do with the shooting.

Artists In Action

21 Savage is not the only performer that has stepped up to the plate to help out worthy causes. A plethora of artists participated in the massive March For Our Lives movement last month, which was organized by the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. Sir Paul McCartney caused quite a stir when fans saw him participating in the New York City event. The "Hey Jude" singer-songwriter marched to commemorate the legacy of his fellow Beatle, the late John Lennon. Also, pop stars Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato reunited before they both took the stage at the Washington D.C. rally.

Two of Broadway's finest and Tony award-winning performers, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt, also took part in the march and debuted their collaboration, "Found Tonight," at the rally. The track was from two separate songs from their respective musicals, Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen. A part of the proceeds went directly to pay for the March For Our Lives event.

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