Eminem and Twitter CEO donating $1M to Detroit amid pandemic
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Eminem have announced they will be partnering up to donate $1 million to help support relief efforts in Detroit amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Dorsey and Eminem both announced they will be donating $750,000 and $250,000, respectively, to the rapper’s Marshall Mathers Foundation, which is committed to supporting disadvantaged youths in Detroit, after calling into the Young Money Radio show with Lil Wayne this weekend.

 

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During his appearance, Eminem, who grew up near Detroit and used to battle rap in the area before inking his first record deal in the late 90s, said while making his announcement that he has a “few areas” he wants to help “take care of” in the city of Motown during this time of crisis. 

Dorsey said on the show on Friday that he decided to donate to help support relief efforts in Detroit after learning of Eminem’s donation.

“I heard Eminem doing 250 so I wanted to contribute even more to Detroit. So, I’m gonna match him 750, so, we’re going to make it a cool million to his foundation so that he can help as many people as possible,” the Twitter CEO said.

Michigan has emerged as one of the states hardest-hit by the coronavirus pandemic in recent months, with data from a New York Times database counting more than 46,700 cases of the virus and over 4,500 deaths in the state so far.

In Detroit alone, data released by the state shows more than 9,700 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, have been confirmed in the state in addition to over 1,100 deaths.