We see why Cardi B is smitten with her boyfriend Offset — he’s charitable!
Offset, of the chart-topping hip-hop trio Migos, has teamed up with the American Cancer Society to raise $500,000 for the organization.
The “Bad and Boujee” rapper’s fundraising campaign is driven by personal tragedy. Offset — whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus –– lost his grandmother, Sallie Ann Smith, to bladder cancer in 2012.
It is then he realized how powerful of a role the American Cancer Society plays in the lives of families devastated by cancer. His dedication is aimed at serving undeserved communities as the Black and Latinx population are disproportionately affected.
“It was really tough losing my grandma to cancer and one of the hardest things I have dealt with in my life. She motivated me to do my best and go for it; one of my biggest coaches,” said Offset.
Offset added, “I am thankful to be partnering with the American Cancer Society to help save lives against this horrible disease. It’s especially important for me to give some love to my community and do what I can to help.”
Fellow Migos members Quavo and Takeoff, as well as their record label Quality Control Music will have a hand in the good deed.
“We’re proud to support Offset’s efforts to help raise money for the American Cancer Society, so they can address cancer in underserved communities,” say Quavo and Takeoff. “We encourage all our fans to donate if they can.”
Offset’s mother, Latabia Woodward, is proud of her son’s efforts, adding: “Losing a loved one to cancer is devastating, and we need to continue to help educate our communities about early detection and screening guidelines. I am incredibly proud of Offset’s desire to help save the lives of others, genuine heart and talent as an artist.”
The American Cancer Society expressed excitement to have the Atlanta rapper on board.
“We are honored that Offset chose to work with us. His inspiration and support for the American Cancer Society is one that makes him a unique artist – one who wants our world to be better.” said Sharon Byers, chief development and marketing officer, American Cancer Society.
“Offset’s fundraising campaign is a significant opportunity to leverage the music industry and his contacts to support our mission which is why we are very appreciative to be able to partner with him.”