Megan Thee Stallion is putting her money where her mouth is and donating money to help stop Asian hate in the Southeast and all around the country after a gunman opened fire at multiple spas in the Atlanta area on March 16, killing eight people.
The Grammy Award-winning rapper announced that she is partnering with Fashion Nova and Asian activist May Lee and donating $50,000 to Advancing Justice Atlanta. “I am heartbroken by the loss of eight individuals taken from their families on March 16 in a senseless, violent attack against Asian Americans,” Meg wrote on social media.
Six of the eight people killed were Asian women. The suspect, Robert Aaron Long, was arrested and charged with eight counts of murder and one count of assault. The victims have been identified as Soon Chung Park, 74, Hyun Jung Grant, 51, Suncha Kim, 69, Yong Ae Yue, 63, Delaina Ashley Yuan, 33, Paul Andre Michels, 54, Xiaojie Yan, 49, and Daoyou Feng, 44.
The rapper continued her message, “To honor the memory of these victims, @FashionNova and I have partnered with the journalist and Asian activist @mayleeshow on a $50,000 donation to @advancing_justice_atl who work tirelessly to protect the civil and human rights of Asian Americans in Georgia and the Southeast.”
“We stand in solidarity with all Asian Americans in saying that enough is enough,” Meg concluded.
Meg has donated to several other causes and charities in the past but most recently donated $100,000 to the Breonna Taylor Foundation on the one-year anniversary of her death. “Fashion Nova and I are proud to give $100,000 to the @breonnataylorfoundation created by @tamikalpalmer to honor the memory of her daughter,” she wrote earlier this month.
Many celebrities, such as Olivia Munn, Daniel Dae Kim, and Jamie Chung have urged their fans to speak out against anti-Asian hate. “Masked Singer” judge Ken Jeong reportedly donated at least $50,000 to GoFundMe pages set up by the victim’s family.