American rapper, Lil Baby has reportedly sponsored a birthday party for the daughter of George Floyd.
On Wednesday, the Atlanta rapper helped throw a birthday party for Floyd’s 7-year-old daughter, Gianna.
Lil Baby reportedly funded the celebration, which was brainstormed and organized by ATL restaurant owners, Ericka and William Platt, as well as NBA star Stephen Jackson.
According to Forbes, organizers began planning the party as far back as July, after Gianna visited the Platts, who own Restaurant Ten and Rosie’s Café.
Ericka and William were good friends of the Floyd family, and ultimately became close with Jackson as he became a leading voice in the Justice for Floyd protest movement.
“I think I adopted another child, God put me into this position,” Jackson said of Gianna. “I’m going to do the best that I can.”
“This is a very difficult time for my daughter,” Gianna’s mother, Roxie Washington, told Forbes, “so we’re very grateful that our extended family is creating such a special experience for Gianna on her first birthday without her father.”
George Floyd died on May 25 in Minneapolis while in police custody. Video of his detainment showed the 46-year-old black man on the street as an officer pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes.