Game may be one of the most tough-talking emcees in Hip Hop, but the Compton native may just have a heart of gold.
TMZ reports that Game is donating $10,000 to the family of a 6-year-old Los Angeles girl who was fatally shot outside her home this weekend.
The funds will go to cover the funeral costs for Tiana RIcks, who was shot when two men approached her family’s Moreno Valley home and opened fire.
Tiana and her father were struck, with the young girl reportedly asking her father, “Are you okay, Daddy?” as she lay dying.
Upon hearing the story, Game took to Instagram and posted his thoughts on the tragedy:
“This very sad story hit me in a place nothing ever has,” wrote Game on his Instagram page. “The picture above is of 6 year old ‘Tiana Ricks’ who was gunned down in Moreno Valley this past weekend holding onto her fathers leg as men approached & opened fire wounding both Tiana & her father…. Tiana did not know she was shot & kept asking was her father okay until 2 1/2 hours later when lil Tiana was passed away just after midnite on Sunday… I read about this story here in Australia & immediately tracked down her mother @lost_the_love_of_my_life & noticed her & the family trying to raise $10,000 for funeral costs…. So I got her on a 3 way with my accountant & now I’m in the process of transferring $10,000 from my account to hers !!!!! Follow her now @lost_the_love_of_my_life & show her support thru this tough time…… Prayers are definitely needed. My sincerest condolences to you & your family Marquia. Glad that I could be of some help….. I don’t know what else to say, but @therobinhoodproject got you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #TheRobinHoodProject”
TMZ spoke with the young girl’s mother, Marquia Macklin.
“Game told me that he heard about my story and was really sorry,” said Macklin. “He said that he wanted to help out and put me in touch with his financial team.”
Macklin was grateful for Game’s generosity, but admitted that the donation “only covers half of the casket and the plot.”
Game has been in a charitable mood as of late, offering to pay fines for pants-sagging citations in Wildwood, New Jersey. He also recently announced that he has plans to give away $1,000,000 of his money through TheRobinHoodProject.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is encouraged to contact the Moreno Valley Police Department.
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