Thu 22 Nov 2012
Nicki Minaj wasn’t the only one this week giving back to her community for the holidays. Some of hip-hop’s stars took the time to help those in need leading up to Thanksgiving. On Wednesday, 50 Cent partnered with Feeding America, the Food Network and SMS Audio to provide Thanksgiving meals for families in the NY area and victims of Hurricane Sandy. The event, “Our Table Is Yours” was held at Cipriani’s in Manhattan. 50 spoke with MTV News on the importance of giving back.
“I’m able to provide meals for victims of Sandy or other people in New York City that don’t actually have food. [Hunger,] it’s a world issue, it’s not a third-world issueOne in six Americans are actually going hungry. You got kids that’s surviving based on their school lunch and more than one out of five kids are experiencing hunger.
I don’t cook. I’ll go to my grandmother’s house; it’s always safe there to eat. You know the food is always decent. Sometimes she’ll allow my aunts and uncles to bring food there and I can tell when she didn’t do it. It doesn’t taste the same.”
Catch more footage of Young Jeezy, Birdman, and The Game giving back in their hometowns after the jump….
Young Jeezy and his CTE crew hit Decatur’s South Dekalb Mall in Georgia for a free turkey giveaway to locals in the community. The Snowman also took time to take pictures and shake hands with families who came out.
Earlier this week, YMCMB continued their yearly tradition of handing out 2000 turkeys to families in New Orleans. Spanning 18 years, this year’s event saw Birdman, Slim, Mystikal, Mack Maine and Gudda Gudda take time out to spend time with the people of N.O.
Further west, The Game handed out turkeys at Compton’s Mount Pilgrim Church on Wednesday. VIBE TV was on hand as families got free food and spend time with the joyful west coast rapper.