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Jay-Z Hosts Inaugural Shawn Carter Foundation Gala...And It Was Star-Studded!

From a high-stakes poker tournament to a black-tie gala, the proceeds from the weekend-long event will benefit the Shawn Carter Foundation's scholarship fund among other things.
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By Paula Rogo · November 17, 2019

JAY-Z hosted the inaugural Shawn Carter Foundation Gala Weekend this weekend and who’s who in music, entertainment, and sports were all there to support.

The likes of Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Normani, Swizz Beatz, Fabolous, Robin Roberts, Tyler Perry, Yo Gotti and more were all in attendance for the multiple events held throughout the weekend.

The weekend at the  Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. started with a high-stakes poker tournament on Friday, and a black-tie gala event on Saturday that was hosted by Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts. Alicia Keys also hit the stage for a live performance, helping the evening raise a total of $6 million.

All proceeds for the weekend will benefit the Shawn Carter Foundation’s scholarship fund, college prep workshops and bus tours, study abroad opportunities, and community goodwill programs for youth and families in need.

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