Compton rapper the Game continues to spread love with his philanthropy. The Cash Money rapper has revealed that he is paying for the funeral of a 7-year-old boy that reportedly gunned down as a result of gang violence. What's really interesting is where is he is also getting financial contributions from in this case.
Rapper The Game is raising money to pay for the funeral of a 7-year-old boy killed during a shooting in L.A. this week -- a crime that's suspected to be gang-related -- and the irony ... Game tells TMZ, he's getting financial help from the city's top gang leaders.
Game called in to "TMZ Live" moments ago, explaining he heard about Talib Pecantte's death this morning on the news and decided he wanted to do something for the victim's family ... especially since it happened so close to Christmas.
Game tells us he's already raised $7,000 to help cover the boy's funeral expenses -- but the crazy part, Game says a huge chunk of that money is coming from top-ranking L.A. gang members ... rival gangs too ... Crips, Bloods, and Latin gangs alike.
Game says he doesn't have a goal in mind ... he's just gonna keep raising money until he can't raise any more. He also says he's speaking to rival gang leaders about instituting a cease-fire ... at least during the holidays.
Recently, the Game appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show where he explained the motivation for his various charitable donations via his The Robin Hood Project. ""The money that I give, it comes from my heart -- well it comes from my bank account -- but it's straight from my heart," he told Hall. "There is no certain thing that I donate to. If I hear a story or I hear something on the news and I feel compelled, I reach out via Instagram or Twitter and go directly to the source."