Tory Lanez’s The Dream City Project has reportedly partnered with Amazon Music and The Dream Center to launch the Tory Lanez Dream City Fund, a direct response to his wildly popular Quarantine Radio show.
According to CNN, the Tory Lanez Dream City Fund will provide meals and diapers to people impacted by COVID-19.
“It’s very important for any artist to give back because at some point you were regular, too,” Lanez said on Monday (May 4) while launching the campaign. “At some point, you were a regular person just like everyone else,” Lanez said. “I always tell artists people feel exactly how you (felt) when you were in that place.”
The Toronto rapper’s own personal struggles inspired him to kick off the initiative. His mother died from a rare disease when he was just 11 years old, which understandably hit him and his five siblings incredibly hard.
“It took me to a place where I didn’t understand it and didn’t understand how to cope with it,” he said. “It taught me at a young age how important a mother is and how important the guidance of a mother is.”
Lanez made the announcement on his Instagram account as well, promising to donate 50,000 diapers to get the fund started.
“I’m super happy to announce the launch of the Tory Lanez Dream City Fund,” he wrote in the caption. Thank you to @LADreamCenter for partnering and @amazonmusic for matching on this first donation of 100K diapers. Link in my bio to donate to my new COVID-19 relief fund.”
Lanez launched Quarantine Radio in March in an effort to curb pandemic-induced boredom. Drake tuned in for one episode and allegedly helped Lanez break an Instagram Live record with over 237,000 viewers. The show even had a fan in Instagram’s CEO, who helped Tory get the show back online after it was suspended.