In the season of giving back and being thankful, 21 Savage expressed just that for 300 families in need during his event on Nov. 26 at the Dekalb County YMCA Center in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
The Atlanta-based rapper, his Leading By Example Foundation and mother, Heather Joesph, helped serve the Thanksgiving necessities: turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, and mac and cheese. He also took the time to have conversations with the children and even allowed a little girl to freestyle rap for him while being served.
This is not the first time that the rapper is giving back to the community, especially the children. 21 Savage has also created a Financial Literacy Bank Account campaign, which helps children understand the importance of managing their money. He’s also launched a campaign against gun violence and hosts an annual back-to-school giveaway event.
21 Savage has a lot to be thankful for this year. Earlier in the year, the United Kingdom born was detained for 10 days by ICE for not renewing his VISA but was later released on bond. Since then, he’s focused on giving back and his music. Recently, he was nominated for two Grammys for his single “a lot” and his I Am > I Was album.