ICYMI: Nina Simone Nominated For Rock And Roll Hall of Fame And JAY-Z's Puerto Rico Relief
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Celebrities continue to do more for Puerto Rico than the former reality star living in the White House.
Rapper and mogul JAY-Z is aiding Puerto Rico though a fundraiser hosted at his 40/40 Club. TMZ reports that JAY is lending out the space for Disaster Relief For Puerto Rico with comped bottles of his cognac, D’Usse.
The event, organized by the Puerto Rican Family Institute and Big & Little Skills Academy, is asking that attendees bring flashlights, school supplies, batteries and solar lamps. Jay also recently provided planes for supplies to be flown to the hurricane ravaged island and is set to perform at Tidal’s Brooklyn benefit concert for disaster relief on Oct 17.
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