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The Weeknd Donates $100,000 To Medical Center In Uganda

The "Starboy" singer opens his wallet to help fund a new maternity clinic. 

The Weekend is helping a medical facility in East Africa fund a new clinic. The “Starboy” singer donated $100,000 to the Suubi Health Center, a maternity and children's medical facility located in Budondo, Uganda.

According to E! News, The Weekend was motivated to make a donation because of French Montana’s work to raise awareness for the health canter through Global Citizen, a social action platform, and Mama Hope.

The Moroccan rapper has been spreading the word through his #Unforgettable Dance video which is touted as a “call to action to raise awareness for the needs of Suubi and the people of Uganda.”

In March, Montana traveled to Uganda to shoot the “Unforgettable” music video. Once he landed in Uganda, Montana met with the founders of the Suubi Center, and spoke with community members about some of the challenge that they face (especially new mothers and babies).

Montana was so inspired by the visit that he pledged the first $100,000 donation to help pay for ambulances, premature incubators, cribs and a blood bank for the Suubi community. He’s now challenging others (including some of his musical peers like The Weekend) to make donations to help pay for the new maternity center.

Click here for more information on Montana’s #Unforgettable Dance challenge.

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YG and friends were reportedly en route to the 1 OAK nightclub where the rapper was set to make an appearance when he was pulled over by police. Law enforcement claimed YG was speeding and weaving in and out of lanes on the Sunset Boulevard. Video shows YG speaking with two officers.

Although the "Go Loko" artist appeared to be calm in the video, police said the rapper had become "upset and uncooperative and used profanities toward the deputies," which prompted them to handcuff his hands behind his back.

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YG was reportedly ordered to take a sobriety test and a field breathalyzer, which determined that he was not under the influence. He was later cited for reckless driving and released.

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Nipsey Hussle's Family Delivers Powerful Message At 2019 BET Awards

Just three months after Nipsey Hussle's passing, the BET Awards honored the late artist and philanthropist with the Humanitarian Award on Sunday (June 23). Nip's family took the stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to accept the award on his behalf, where his grandmother, Lauren London, Nip's mother, and father delivered kind words.

Hussle's grandmother spoke first, thanking the fans and friends for their well wishes and prayers. She was followed by Nipsey's mother, Angelique Smith, who walked fans through her last interactions with her son.

“One of Ermias’s close friends was very traumatized. I walked over to him and put my hands on his shoulder, and I told him, ‘Evan, look into my eyes, Evan.’ I said, ‘You know that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience, right Evan? You understand that, right?’ So even though our bodies die, as they call it on this side of eternity, our spirits live. We lift out of this vessel and we continue on, and then I felt a spirit of retribution and revenge when I had my hands on his shoulder and I had to talk .. I was 100 percent present in the spirit and 100 percent absent in the body until I felt that spirit of retribution and revenge … I could tell I chased those spirits away from him."

Nip's father concluded the appearance by once again thanking BET for the honor and reiterating how proud he was of his son.

Watch the family's full message in the video above.

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Burna Boy's Mother Accepts "Best International Act" At BET Awards 2019

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Bose Ogulu, the manager and mother of the Afro-fusion musician accepted the award on her son's behalf. Ogulu, who has accepted trophies for her son in the past, also came with a quick word for African-Americans.

"Thank you very much BET, thank you, Africa. That is the constituency for which we got noticed. The message from Burna would be that every black person should please remember that you were Africans before you became anything else."

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