Rapper Blueface has caused a commotion on Christmas Eve and debates online when he started throwing away stacks on money in the middle of Los Angeles’ poor neighborhood, plagued by an acute homelessness problem.
The hip hop artist, 22, was filmed standing on top of a dark SUV, taking the stacks of money out of a bag and tossing the bills in the air. Dozens of people flocked to the vehicle, frantically trying to catch the flying cash and pick it up from the ground. It is not clear how much money the rapper gave away.
The stunt took place in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve in the middle of the notorious Skid Row neighborhood, with sizable makeshift camps inhabited by the homeless.
“The season of giving,” the entertainer wrote on Twitter. Blueface’s actions have gotten mixed reception on social media. Some praised his willingness to help the less fortunate, calling him “one of the most generous rappers.”
Others accused the artist of displaying “contempt of the poor mixed with narcissism,” and blasted the ‘giveaway’ as “degrading and humiliating” to the people living in Skid Row.
Blueface, whose real name is Johnathan Michael Porter, began performing in 2017. He is known for his hit singles ‘Thotiana’ and ‘Bleed It’.
Another unusual outpour of the holiday spirit reportedly happened on Monday in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Police arrested a 65-year-old man suspected of robbing a bank in broad daylight.
A witness told KKTV that after leaving the bank, the robber immediately “started throwing money out of the bag and then said, ‘Merry Christmas!’”
He added that the bystanders picked the money up and returned it to the teller, while the robber sat down inside a Starbucks next door and “waited for the cops.”
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