Birdman is giving back to the Big Easy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Monday on Instagram, the co-founder of Cash Money Records announced he will pay May rent for those living in the Uptown New Orleans community where he is from.
“I would like 2 offer to pay everybody rent for month of May (for those who in need) in residents area of UPTOWN New Orleans where I was born and raised at from mac melph calio and ST Thomas housing also from 3rd ward to 17th ward,” the rapper wrote.
Though Birdman has already been in contact with radio personality Uptown Angela, the 51-year-old is requesting assistance from the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO), New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, and Angela’s station Q93 to carry out his mission.
The musician, who was born at Charity Hospital in NOLA, also thanked our brave healthcare employees who are working tirelessly during the health crisis.
“Wanna thank all hospital on front line Risking they life to save lives,” he added.
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I would like 2 offer to pay everybody rent for month of May (for those who in need) in residents area of UPTOWN New Orleans where I was born and raised at from mac melph calio and ST Thomas housing also from 3rd ward to 17th ward I would like HANO to support us on accomplishin this and @q93fm I also spoke with @theuptownangela to help me put this togather I would like our mayor @mayorcantrell help support this cause also wanna thank all hospital on front line Risking they life to save lives I wanna thanks everybody that wrk with tha Gladys and Johnny foundation my company cashmoney records @cashmoneyofficial @republicrecords for always supporting our foundation for 20plus years @universalmusicgroup #RICHGANG🦅 #STUNNAMAN @hotboyog333 @kimmykim504 @ceto504 @stunnabrand stay safe #DOIt4MSGLADYS
According to the Louisiana Department of Health as of Tuesday afternoon, there are 24,854 reported cases of COVID-19 in the state, with 1,405 reported deaths.
Last week, Cantrell extended New Orleans’ stay-at-home order until May 16.