The Game Donates $500,000 To Flint Water Crisis, Calls Out Madonna And Jimmy Fallon For Not Helping “Nearly Enough”
The Game and Avita Water have teamed up to donate $1 million worth of water bottles to the people of Flint, Michigan amid the water crisis, and the rapper is personally covering half of the donation. On Tuesday, he announced his $500,000 pledge on Instagram, and also called out other celebrities, specifically Madonna and Jimmy Fallon, who he feels aren’t donating enough.
As Gossip Cop reported earlier, Fallon launched a campaign in which he pledged $10,000 to a charity aimed at resolving the water crisis, and called on 10 celebrity friends to match his donation. Madonna was the first to accept the talk show host’s challenge, followed by Rosie O’Donnell, Seth Meyers and Jon Cryer.
The Game, however, isn’t impressed by the other stars’ contributions. The rapper posted an Instagram photo of a wire transfer in the sum of $500,000 from his personal bank account and a lengthy post to go along with the screenshot. “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,” The Game began. He added, “#1 because my younger sister & her children live there & 2nd because I care.”
The Game noted, “The truth is the population in Flint, Michigan is about 105,000 people & it takes at least 9 bottles per person a day just… to bathe, brush their teeth, drink & cook with.” He then went on to accuse some famous people of “using others tragedies for your own celebrity gain,” adding, “You’re not fooling ANYONE!” The rapper further called out “@Madonna &@JimmyFallon’s $10,000 donations… that’s cute, but not nearly enough…. So I challenge both & anyone else in the world to match me & DONATE $1,000,000 in bottled water to Flint.”