Kim Kardashian proud of Kanye West for donating generously to set up college fund for George Floyd's daughter
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have quashed rumors that the couple were having "issues" in their relationship after the former expressed how "proud" she is of her husband's generous donation to George Floyd's daughter's college fund.
The power couple is reportedly back to their supportive selves after rumors that they hit a rough patch while quarantining in their Los Angeles home. Nonetheless, they are now putting their money where their mouth is by helping the fight against police brutality and systemic racism.
“Kim and Kanye are doing great,” a source told HollywoodLife. “The rumors that they’re having issues right now do not bother them. They’re paying no attention to anything but what’s happening in our world right now.”
Fans were waiting for some form of statement or show of support from Kanye following the May 25 death of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis.
The "Famous" rapper, 42, had been working on it in the shadows, and fans finally learned on June 4 that he had donated more than $2 million to help the families of George, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. According to the outlet, Kanye's donation will be used to cover legal costs for the Arbery and Taylor families in their quest for justice. Meanwhile, he has set up a college fund to cover education for Gianna, George Floyd's six-year-old daughter.
Both Kim and Kanye have been “focused during this time on using their platforms for good” and “doing their best to educate others on what’s happening. They’re both very passionate about it and thinking of ways to help," the source said.
The insider also said that Kim was quite moved by Kanye's financial pledge to support the families and was "proud" of his concern for little Gianna. “Kim is very supportive and proud that Kanye set up this college fund for George’s [Floyd’s] daughter. He had been thinking of the best way to help the situation and came up with this which is why he did it when he did," they said.
Furthermore, Kanye has also returned his hometown of Chicago and has taken to the streets to join hundreds of citizens and activists in protest. On June 4, he stood in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Meanwhile, Kim has used her platform to effectively identify protesters who have been victims of excessive force used by some police officers during the protests.
“This is heartbreaking and so disturbing,” Kim wrote in response to the photo of a protester who had allegedly been hit by a rubber bullet in Minneapolis. “Does anyone know how I can get in contact with her? I would love to help her with her medical care if she needs it.”
Kim and Kanye are among a growing chorus of celebrities who are using their platforms to enact societal change. In fact, many have taken to the streets and joined peaceful protests against institutionalized discrimination across the globe. Star Wars actor John Boyega joined a rally in London's Hyde Park, while Hustlers star Keke Palmer asked National Guardsmen to join the protest and march through Los Angeles.