‘Boss Moves Only’: Rihanna and Jay-Z Partner Up to Donate $2 Million to COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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Jay-Z and Rihanna continue to shake up the world, and it’s not through their music. Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation and Jay Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation are joining forces to donate a combined total of $2 million toward COVID-19 relief efforts.

Jay-Z and Rihanna attend Rihanna’s Diamond Ball Benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on Sept. 14, 2017, in New York City. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Clara Lionel Foundation)

The “Needed Me” hitmaker announced on Instagram and her foundation’s website that the dynamic duo has teamed up to send Grant money to the following organizations: The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, The Fund for Public Schools, The American Civil Liberties Union, and the New York Immigration Coalition.

The two music superstars’ large charitable donation will assist in providing support to undocumented workers, children of workers who are on the front line of health care, first responders, people who are incarcerated, and seniors as well as homeless people in New York, Los Angeles, and across the nation. One specific aspect of their initiative is to advocate for free COVID-19 testing and treatment for all New Yorkers regardless of immigration status. New York has been the hardest-hit state in the nation by the pandemic, with nearly 76,000 confirmed cases by early Tuesday evening.

Rihanna announces that her and Jay-Z’s foundations have partnered up to provide coronavirus relief to people in an underserved market. @badgalriri/Instagram

People around the world admired the two music moguls for their generous donations.

“Rih putting her money where her mouth is. 🔥🔥,” one user wrote.

“More people like Rihanna please 🙏🏽,” a second user begged.

A third fan explained, “This is why God keeps blessing Rihanna.”

“Boss moves only 🙌🏽,” commented a fourth fan.

A fifth user said, “A real King and Queen🙌🏿.”

A sixth wrote, “Rihanna wasn’t playing when she said #PullUp to the issues and stop talking!!”

“The world needs more of this 🙌🏿,” a seventh encouraged.

Via claralionelfoundation.org website

Jay-Z’s mother, Gloria Carter, oversees her son’s charity. Carter announced in a statement that the only way to get through this pandemic is with love and action. “In times of crisis it is imperative that we come together as one community to ensure that everyone, especially the most vulnerable, has access to critical needs: shelter, health, nutrition and education,” she said.

Rihanna and Jay Z at Throne Boxing Fight Night at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 9, 2015, in New York. (Photo: Jerritt Clark/WireImage)

The 32-year-old singer seeming holds her community near and dear to her heart. She recently donated $700,000 to coronavirus causes in her home country of Barbados, part of some she donated $5 million to organizations assisting with coronavirus relief efforts throughout the Caribbean, Africa and the United States.

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