The Weeknd doesn’t do a lot of talking but his actions say more than enough. The popular singer reportedly donated $250,000 to the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Weeknd has not publicly addressed the reports, but reps for for The Weeknd confirmed the donation via email with HipHopWired.com.
The bold statement comes roughly a month after The Weeknd promised to do something about trend of police shooting unarmed African-American men and failing to de-escalate encounters with Black men the same way they do with people from other races.
enough is enough. it's time to stand up for this. we can either sit and watch, or do something about it. the time is now. #blacklivesmatter
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) July 7, 2016
The large donation comes right after he dropped $50,000 on the University of Toronto to fund a new Ethiopic Studies Program.