After announcing a Los Angeles rooftop livestream to support his recently released Wunna album, rapper Gunna shared on Saturday morning (May 30) that that’s night show would shift its focus to be a fundraiser for the George Floyd Memorial Fund.
“This live performance has been scheduled weeks , I was goin to cancel it due to the circumstances of our country!” Gunna tweeted. “But I also want to speak on it and didn’t kno how to start..I never saw my city like this!”
“I feel our pain. I want to fight for our rights! But I don’t want US To destroy our own communities!” he continued on Instagram. “The police have been killing us for years and still are and we should come together around that cause!”
Gunna dedicated the performance with a live band to “all the black lives lost” at the hands of police, pledging to send all the funds raised to organizations that support the cause.
After recently earning his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Wunna, Gunna’s pledge to donate funds is the latest effort from major artists and the music industry to shine a light on the systemic racism that has led to the deaths of black men and women in police custody.
Check out Gunna’s tweets and a performance of “Met Gala” from the show below; you can also watch the full archived stream, which ends with a performance of N.W.A’s “F–k Tha Police.”