It has been confirmed today that rapper, Kanye West, has launched a college fund for George Floyd's daughter.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to read more about his remarkable gesture...
As George Floyd's name dominates global headlines, we all need to remember one thing.
via: Getty ImagesA 6-year-old girl has been left without a dad.
George's daughter, Gianna, is having to face the harshest impact of this tragedy...
This is George Floyd’s 6 year old daughter Gianna. This child will have to live the rest of her life knowing her fa… https://t.co/Al2OCwVYCH— Manny Jones (@Manny Jones)1591135614.0
Last week, footage of George Floyd's arrest started to circulate on social media.
this man, #GeorgeFloyd did not deserve to die. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/w405ouIk5V— moon (@moon)1590639498.0
In the highly distressing scenes, he could be heard begging with the officers to release him.
via: Twitter"Please, please... I can't breathe."
After nearly ten minutes, George was completely unresponsive.
SAY HIS NAME. GEORGE FLOYD. HE WAS AN INNOCENT MAN, AND HE WAS MURDERED. HE COULDN’T BREATHE, AND HE BEGGED FOR HIS… https://t.co/7WNH4pzDLY— 🐌 (@🐌)1590620093.0
This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...
via: GettyBut George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.
Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...
via: GettyAnd they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
But, amid the protests and the violence, there is a little girl who has lost her dad.
via: GettyGianna Washington, 6, is George's only child.
And this week, Gianna has been filmed speaking out about her dad...
via: TwitterYesterday, shortly before Gianna was filmed, her mother Roxie Washington attended a press conference in Minneapolis.
She said she wanted justice for George.
via: Getty Images"At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families. Gianna does not have a father."
She continued her emotional statement:
via: GofundMe"He will never see her grow up, graduate. He will never walk her down the aisle."
"If there's a problem she is having and she needs her dad, she doesn't have that anymore."
via: Getty ImagesWashington was joined by former NBA player Stephen Jackson, who reportedly became friends with George Floyd after meeting him in Texas.
Jackson responded to Washington's powerful words, saying:
via: Getty Images"There's a lot of stuff you said that he's gonna miss — that I'm gonna be there for. I'm gonna walk her down the aisle. "I'm gonna be there for her. I'm gonna be here to wipe your tears. I'm gonna be here for you and Gigi."
via: Twitter"Floyd might not be here, but I'm here for her, I'm here to get justice, and we're gonna get justice for my brother."
But, later in the day...
via: InstagramGeorge's daughter, Gianna, was filmed sitting on Jackson's shoulders saying "my daddy changed the world."
It's a heartbreaking sight.
@Vada_Fly @AmyCrandall This broke me. The positivity she still has after going through this. You are sunshine to the world, baby girl. 🥺❤️— sarah mann (@sarah mann)1591162173.0
"When You Remember #GeorgeFloyd Make Sure You Remember This Beautiful Soul That He Left Behind.""This broke me. The positivity she still has after going through this. You are sunshine to the world, baby girl."
Watch the heart-wrenching video below:here.
But now, after the video went viral, something else incredible has happened.
via: GettyRapper, Kanye West, has weighed in on the matter, and he has offered something amazing to help out Gianna.
The rapper has been supporting the Black Lives Matter protests this last week...
via: Marat ShayaHe was spotted joining protestors in Chicago and has reportedly donated over $2 million to various charities associated with Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and others, in an effort to help support their families and legal teams.
His wife, Kim Kardashian, has also done her part...
And now, Kanye has gone the extra mile to help Gianna.
via: GettyAccording to TMZ, Kanye has set up a college fund for the little girl.
The 529 college savings fund will fully cover all tuition for Gianna when she is ready to go to college one day.
via: GettyWhat an amazing gesture. For more on Kanye, keep scrolling to see his impressive high school art pieces...