JAY-Z Just Provided Fat Joe With A Plane to Aid Puerto Rico

All we have is each other.

by Zahara Hill, September 29, 2017


2017 Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Jay-Z attends 2017 Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch at Owlwood Estate on February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

JAY-Z and rapper Fat Joe are collaborating, but it’s not for the reason you’d think. On Sept. 30, Joe will host a charity drive in New York City for the victims of Hurricane Maria, which has left millions of Puerto Ricans without electricity, water, food and other essentials for the past week.

JAY-Z equipped the rap veteran with a plane to get 200,000 supplies to those who have been impacted by the natural disaster. Talk about teamwork. The collaboration is one part of the Tidal X: Puerto Rico initiative to facilitate relief efforts. The Trump administration has been dishearteningly lackadaisical in aiding the island.

As the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico grows, our brothers and sisters are desperate for our help. Please join myself, TIDAL, Governor Cuomo, and Ruben Diaz Jr. as we collect and transport much-needed supplies to the island. The goal is to fill and send as many cargo planes as possible.  Donate or find your local drop-off location and help save lives. Head to TIDAL.com/PuertoRico. If you are in the New York area we are collecting non perishable items such as water, batteries, can foods, diapers,baby wipes, canned formula, etc. on September 30th at the Jacob Javits Center. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart and I promise all these items will be delivered by ME personally to Puerto Rico. God bless. #savepuertorico

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will also assist with the music-streaming platform’s hurricane relief mission.

“As the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico grows, our brothers and sisters are desperate for our help,” Joe wrote on Instagram.

The Puerto Rican musician added that he’s hoping to collect non-perishables such as water, batteries, can foods and diapers at the Jacob Javits Center in midtown Manhattan. He said he’ll be personally delivering the items to the distressed islanders after the October 7 flight.

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