21 Savage held his third annual Issa Back 2 School Drive in his hometown of Atlanta over the weekend. The event took place prior to the first day of school in an effort to help families who may need assistance gearing up for the coming year.

The event was sponsored by streaming giant Spotify, City National Bank, Epic Records, 10:22pm Records and the “Bank Account” rapper’s Leading by Example Foundation and provided children in the Decatur neighborhood with back to school essentials including knapsacks, uniforms and free haircuts.

According to reports, hundreds attended the event and 21 Savage did his best to sign autographs and take photos with his fans. The rapper told Nefertiti Jáquez of WSBTV, a local Atlanta news station, “he wants to show kids that adults can get together and do something positive for the community.” Congressman Hank Johnson also came out for the drive and spoke about the impact of helping children and giving back to the community.



Unfortunately, a shooting occurred during the charity drive that scared the attendees, some of whom were captured running for cover, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The rapper said he was “saddened” but the incident but was adamant the violence had nothing to do with him in any way.

“It ain’t right. People need to think about their actions and [come] together to push positivity,” 21 Savage said to Jáquez.

The drive is just one of the rapper’s philanthropic gestures. In March, the rapper performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and launched the 21 Savage Bank Account Campaign, which provided $21,000 to educate teens on financial literacy.



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