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Kanye West launches college fund for George Floyd's daughter

The rapper started a college fund for Floyd's six-year-old daughter, Gianna Floyd, following a week of protests across the nation for the Black Lives Matter movement.

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This view shows a detail of a mural memorial in Nantes, western France on June 2, 2020, made in memory of the late George Floyd - a week after the death in the Minneapolis of the unarmed black man who was killed when a white police officer knelt on his ne
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It's been revealed that Kanye West has made donations totalling $2 million to charities associated with Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd and has set up a college fund to cover tuition for Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna. The rapper has pledged to cover legal costs for both the Arbery and Taylor families.

The news was confirmed via the musicians representative as protests continue both in the US and overseas in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May.

Once an avid Twitter user, West has yet to speak out publicly about the killing of Floyd but yesterday participated in a protest in his native Chicago.

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