Tyrese Pays Compton Teen’s College Tuition And Sends Him To Morehouse
You know who’s the real MVP? Tyrese is the real MVP.
The R&B singer and actor has done a charitable deed and invested $50,000 into the education of Compton teen Lorenzo Murphy, also known as Zo The Motivator, which will be used to send him to Atlanta’s Morehouse College.
Zo took to Instagram Wednesday (August 12) to tell everyone because of the BlackRose singer he’ll now be a proud Morehouse man.
As of today I begin my journey as a Man of Morehouse. I am beyond grateful and thankful to be apart of such great legacy. None of this would be possible without God, @tyrese, the support from my family and of course, my relentless hard work. Annually, Morehouse is around 45k-50k and as you can imagine, that is a lot of money. I thank God for placing @tyrese in my life. It is because of him believing in me and investing in my future, that I am able to receive my education. I am amongst the worlds greatest leaders and I want to thank @tyrese for giving me the opportunity to be pursue my academic and career endeavors at Morehouse College. #zothemotivator #comptontomorehouse
Tyrese was more than happy to send the 21-year-old to school and offered Zo a bit of advice.
He’s 21, his mind is SHARP, he’s dedicated his life to Christ he’s a virgin and has not allowed the pressures of society to take him under!!!!! Wow!!! I’m about to murder these classes……???? Wow wow wow – I’m fired up for you bro….. It GO season!!!! #MoreHouseCollege #StraightOuttaCompton lets GO!!!!! @ZoTheMotivator
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And while Tyrese definitely deserves a soul clap for his awesome contribution, he isn’t the only artist to do so.
In 2009, Black Eyed Peas frontman Will. I. Am sent four teens, Jaiquann, Elijah, Darien and Barien all to four-year accredited schools through his i.amscholorship foundation which covered their room, board, tuition and books.
Barien is in pharmacy school and will graduate in 2016, Elijah graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2014. Jaiquan earned his degree in education from Cabrini College and is now a teacher and Darien was finishing up his degree at Morgan State.
So great to see artist use their wealth to help others. Clap! Clap! Bravo to Tyrese and congrats Zo!