Tory Lanez is using the success of “Quarantine Radio,” the American Artiste’s informal Instagram Live show to support families who are currently affected by the prevailing coronavirus outbreak.
Recently, the Grammy-nominated artist announced that he’s launching the Tory Lanez Dream City Fund the Tory Lanez Dream to benefit Covid-19 relief efforts.
Created in conjunction with Lanez and his father’s The Dream City Project and Los Angeles-based charity the Dream Center, the Tory Lanez Dream City Fund will raise money to provide meals and diapers for underserved families in and out of Los Angeles.
“It’s very important for any artist to give back because at some point you were regular, too. At some point, you were a regular person just like everyone else,” Lanez said in a recent interview. “I always tell artists people feel exactly how you (felt) when you were in that place.”
To commence the fund, Lanez pledged to pay for the first 50,000 diapers while Amazon Music has promised to match that amount. The pandemic hits close to home for the rapper, as he lost his mother from a rare disease when he was only 11 years old and his 3-year-old son is currently dealing with respiratory issues.
“In a world where we all have homes to go to, nobody’s talking about what a struggle it is for someone who’s homeless right now,” he added.
“What a struggle it is for a woman with a child with no home right now. What a struggle it is for a woman with a child with respiratory issues. No one is thinking about that.”
Speaking in a recent online interview, Lanez said he felt compelled to assist struggling families because it wasn’t too long ago that he was struggling himself.