Trae that Truth is helping the victims of the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York.
Trae tha Truth Turned Down White House Invitation to Help Families of Buffalo Shooting Victims
Trae the Truth kept his promise to be on the frontline for those in need following Buffalo supermarket shooting.
In a post on Instagram, Houston native revealed on Wednesday that he was invited to meet with President Joe Biden alongside families of those who have been “wrongfully” killed by police, but declined for another pressing issue.
“I was invited to the White House today to meet with the President with the families of those who have wrongfully been murdered by police,” the Houston native began.
Trae added, “But the people of Buffalo, NY are really in need as well as the families of the children murdered in Uvalde… so I will have to pass, I will be in the field with the people in need.”
On Wednesday afternoon, the rapper held a food drive in Buffalo near Tops Friendly Market, where the mass shooting occurred on May 14. With an 18-wheel truck supplied with groceries, Trae partnered with Christopher Dipnarine, executive director of Baltimore-nonprofit 4 My City, to offer food to those in need.
Since the mass shooting in Buffalo, Tops has been closed and barricaded. In a video from the food giveaway, Trae can be heard saying “there’s no open grocery store within miles” of the predominantly Black community. In addition to food, the “It Ain’t Fair” rapper provided diapers, baby wipes and other essential products. There was also a DJ and food trucks present for the event.