Celebs are stepping up and whipping out their wallets to help victims in Houston affected by Hurricane Harvey. Meanwhile, comedian Michael Blackson is giving us all the laugh we need during a time of devastation. Get it all inside…
During times of devastation, laughter is the best remedy.
After Kevin Hart issued his $25K challenge to his “A-List” celebrity friends to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, comedian Michael Blackson offered up his own challenge. And it’s quite funny.
Blackson issued a challenge to “Z-list celebs who look rich but are broke” to donate money to help those in Houston. He’s not challenging them to offer up $25,000. He’s asking them to give amounts that are more in line with their alleged tax bracket. *cackles*
The comedian called out DC Young Fly, Joe Budden, Yung Joc, all the “Housewives,” the “Love & Hip Hop” stars, the “Wild ‘N Out” cast and Bow Wow, asking them to send amounts less than $100. Then, he shaded the hell out of Bobby V saying, “We don’t want your money.”
Lordt. It's all just jokes though.
Peep the clip below:
Bobby V got wind of the video and hit Blackson up:
Ha! This guy.
In more serious news...
Just because you haven’t READ about Beyonce giving back to her hometown of Houston doesn’t mean she isn’t giving back.
Bey’s pastor, Rev. Rudy Rasmus from St. John's United Methodist Church, spoke with TMZ to reveal that he’s working with Mrs. Carter to help the Hurricane Harvey victims. We all know Bey is SUPER private. But, we didn’t have a doubt in our minds that she wasn’t helping the people of her hometown.
Apparently, there are rumors going around that the “Shining” singer donated $7 million already, but Pastor Rasmus said don’t look for her to confirm that. Bey already publicly pledged to help her hometown, but she likely won't be flossing exactly she will do it.
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Beyonce's mom Tina Lawson is also helping to spread the word on how to donate:
The bread of life has been feeding and providing for the homeless for over 20 years . Now pastor Rudy Rasmus is coming to the rescue as aways ! Please donate to this hurricane Harvey relief fund. Thru Bread of Life. Houston folks opened their city and their hearts when Katrina hit New Orleans . Now it's time to help them. They are suffering Please help.
We are almost at 1million dollars from 48hrs of donations people....I can't tell you how much your support means. When we as people come togther we can do amazing things. Love & positivity will always win. Let's show all of the victims of Hurricane Harvey that they are loved & that they have our support. Again thank you for helping me with this movement!!! Click the link in my Bio to make a donation. Every little bit counts
Funnyman Kevin Hart is close to raising $1 million less than 48 hours after issuing his #HurricaneHarveyRelief challenge. As of the time of this post, the number is at $997,887. Nice! You can donate to the fund HERE.
Chris Brown accepted Kevin Hart's challenge and went above and beyond, donating $100,000. But, he's not giving his coins to American Red Cross.
Waka Flocka and his wife Tammy Rivera, T.I., DJ Khaled, Trae The Truth and Nicki Minaj all accepted Kevin's challenge as well:
Jennifer Lopez and her beau Alex Rodriguez are donating $25K each:
Former NBA baller Gilbert Arenas found time out of his petty schedule to help those in Houston:
On behalf of the #ArenasCrew @liferecoverywater @cicitheceo @kenyonmartinsr we would like to donate 20,000 bottles to the victims of #HurricaneHarvey! I want to personally thank the new 106 7-Eleven locations that will now be carrying our waters who graciously allowed their shipments to be given to those in need! Stay strong Houston! My team and I are brainstorming other ways to bring aid & relief to you all! @projectalife thx u for being for the ppl the shipment is on its way
And Zion Marley wants to know:
Photos: Michael Blackson's IG/Beyonce.com