The Game is giving $10,000 to the family of slain 6-year-old Tiana Ricks, who was shot in Moreno Valley last weekend.
The rapper, currently in Australia, heard about the news and immediately took action. He spread the word through social media of the tragic shooting, saying "this very sad story hit me in a place nothing ever has." The Game posted this photo with a heartbreaking caption about the girl's passing.
The picture above is of 6 year old 'Tiana Ricks' who was gunned down in Moreno Valley this past weekend holding onto her fathers leg as men approached & opened fire wounding both Tiana & her father.
Tiana did not know she was shot & kept asking was her father okay until 2 1/2 hours later when lil Tiana was passed away just after midnite on Sunday... I read about this story here in Australia & immediately tracked down her mother @lost_the_love_of_my_life & noticed her & the family trying to raise $10,000 for funeral costs.... So I got her on a 3 way with my accountant & now I'm in the process of transferring $10,000 from my account to hers !!!!!
Follow her now @lost_the_love_of_my_life & show her support thru this tough time...... Prayers are definitely needed. My sincerest condolences to you & your family Marquia. Glad that I could be of some help..... I don't know what else to say, but @therobinhoodproject got you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #TheRobinHoodProject. [Instagram]
Ricks' funeral is reportedly this Saturday.
While Ricks' mother says she's grateful the rapper stepped in, the $10,000 will only cover half of her daughter's funeral costs, according to TMZ.
The rapper's random act of kindness is part of The Robin Hood Project, a charitable pledge he's taken to give away $1 million before Christmas. On Instagram, he explained plans to hand out his sum to people he meets around the world.
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