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The Weeknd went deep into his pocket and donated $500,000 to various organizations in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and he urged other people with “big pockets” to do the same.


“Keep supporting our brothers and sisters out there risking everything to push for actual change for our black lives,” he shared on Instagram. “Urging everyone with big pockets to give and give big and if you have less please give what you can even if it’s a small amount. #blacklivesmatter.”

The musician revealed he donated $100,000 to National Bail Out, $200,000 to The Colin Kaepernick Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative and another $200,000 for the Black Lives Matter Global Network.



The Weeknd later shared a separate post, urging major labels and streaming services to dig deep.

He said: “To my fellow respected industry partners and execs – no one profits off of black music more than the labels and streaming services. I gave yesterday and I urge you to go big and public with yours this week. It would mean the world to me and the community if you can join us on this.”

By: Dammy Eneli

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