British rapper, Stormzy has pledged R215 million to charities fighting against racial inequality in the UK, which he will donate over the next 10 years. The “Vossi Bop” hitmaker will be donating to organizations focused on justice reform and black empowerment within the UK over the course of the next 10 years.
“The 10-year donation plan is just the beginning of our continued efforts to financially and wholeheartedly back these causes,” said Stormzy who is donating the money in collaboration with #Merky. #Merky which is owned by the rapper is devoted to improving and safeguarding the lives of those within the black community.
“The uncomfortable truth that our country continuously fails to recognize and admit, is that black people in the UK have been at a constant disadvantage in every aspect of life, simply due to the colour of our skin. We have to fight against the odds of a racist system stacked against us and designed for us to fail from before we are even born. Black people have been playing on an uneven field for far too long and this pledge is a continuation in the fight to finally try and even it,” said Stormzy.
His comments come after recent protests in the UK in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, which was kickstarted in the US last month after the death of George Floyd.