Rapper Cardi B is donating $1,000 per hour to support those who’re suffering financially because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The 27-year-old teamed up with Fashion Nova (the same company that’s suing Tekashi 6ix9ine for allegedly violating the terms of a sponsorship contract) to distribute the funds. Fashion Nova and Cardi B intend to send away $1 million in all, and accordingly, the charitable effort will continue for about 40 days, until May 20th.
To enter, fans need only visit Fashion Nova’s website, provide their email address, phone number, and Instagram handle, and describe (in 250 or fewer words) how they are struggling as a result of the coronavirus crisis. While the Instagram portion of the application is optional, Cardi B indicated that she will “personally be looking” through the disclosed profiles, so it may be a good idea for applicants to also submit valid account information.
On social media, reactions to Cardi B and Fashion Nova’s financial-assistance undertaking were overwhelmingly positive, though a number of users mistakenly attempted to complete the application process via Instagram, as opposed to through the aforementioned form.
One Instagram user wrote: “You’re a beautiful person Cardi.” Another pleased individual commented: “Such a wonderful thing. You’re truly amazing,” followed by a heart emoji.
An array of music industry artists, companies, and organizations have rallied to provide monetary support amid the ongoing pandemic. Much of this aid has been directed towards groups and existing charities, but a sizable portion has reached fans themselves.
For instance, Digital Music News was the first to report that Taylor Swift had started providing $3,000 payments to “Swifties,” in addition to keeping an indie record store afloat in Nashville, Tennessee.
Previously, Cardi B committed to donating a portion of the revenue from her “Coronavirus” track to COVID-19 relief charities. The tongue-in-cheek remix has climbed the charts on iTunes and achieved substantial popularity elsewhere.
In a testament to the coronavirus’s far-reaching economic impact, approximately 16 million Americans have lost their jobs during the last three weeks, officials revealed today.