5 times when rappers did something cute for the fans

Rap is considered a brutal genre; however, many rappers are much kinder and cuter than they seem in the first place.


Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Sou; and ScHoolboy Q of Black Hippy perform at Paid Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival at San Manuel Amphitheater in California. (Photo by Jerod Harris)

Kanye West called a girl that was diagnosed with cancer

Just before the New Year’s Eve, Kanye West video called his little fangirl, who was diagnosed with cancer. The rapper chatted with her and even rapped. The musician did not tell anyone about it, the information appeared on the web through a Twitter account of the girl Debbie, who lives in the same city as that same little admirer of West. Debbie reported that the girl died on January 2. January 8, West’s wife Kim Kardashian made a retweet fasting with the comment ‘We pray for the family of this girl’. In a commentary to Kardashian’s post, one of the users also confirmed this story, telling that it was a girl from his school. The girl’s name, surname and exact age were not disclosed.


Rapper Kanye West performs onstage at the Power 106 Powerhouse show at Honda Center on June 3, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson)

Kendrick Lamar took his fan on stage and saved him from depression

The boy who was bullied at school fell into depression, however, according to his brother, who told this story, he did not want to admit that he had a problem. The young man, being a devoted admirer of Kendrick Lamar, went to the Okeechobee music festival in Florida with a clear goal of getting to the front row at the performance of his favourite rapper. A couple of days before that, he handed over an essay at his school on the track “U”, dedicated to depression, which was released on Lamar’s album To Pimp a Butterfly. It was during the performance of this song that the rapper pulled the young man onto the stage, noticing the way he sings absolutely all the lyrics. Lamar stopped the show and gave a speech stating that depression is a real disease and should be taken seriously. Then the rapper said that he was writing songs for such people as this young man. Lamar allowed the fan to stay on stage until the end of the concert. After this concert, the young man believed in himself, got a lot more motivation to study, decided to lose weight and found himself a girlfriend. Miracle, right? Or just the true power of music.


Kendrick Lamar performs his song ‘Humble’ after joining The Weeknd on stage during the ‘Legends of The Fall Tour’ at The Forum in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury)

Nicki Minaj helped a Kyrgyz student go to the World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, Russia

In September last year, a Kyrgyz student Akzhol Mederbekov tweeted a rapper Nicki Minaj asking for $350 for a trip to the World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, Russia. The singer replied and was even surprised that the amount was so small. ‘I will give you money. But to clarify, it’s $350, not $350,000, right?’, Minaj asked Mederbekov. The singer asked the student to send her his bank details to her private messages and transferred money on September 21st. ‘I did not doubt at all, because every day she likes my tweets. She just loves her fans’, Mederbekov commented.


Drake and Nicki Minaj (Photo by Dana Edelson)

Chance the Rapper bought tickets to his concert from speculators for the sake of his true fans

In the autumn of 2016 Chance the Rapper decided to host the music festival Magnificent Coloring Day in his native Chicago. He invited other artists such as Kanye West, Alisha Keys, Lil Wayne and Common to perform. Of course, along with the devoted fans of the artists, the tickets were bought by speculators who decided to earn money. Chance the Rapper, of course, was not happy with the situation and bought about 2000 tickets from speculators, so that true fans could buy them without overpaying.


Stormzy covered for the fan who lied to his mother about a collaboration with him

The British grime artist Stormzy helped his fan who told his mother that he will have a collaboration with his idol so that she takes his attempts to build a career in rap seriously. As in all other cases, the dialogue between the two happened on Twitter, it was in October 2017. Stormzy replied to the fan that he would send him his verse in private messages. You can actually listen to what Stormzy wrote on SoundCloud, however, there was no official collaboration between the two. Who knows, maybe it will happen soon.


Text: Irina Gorskaia

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