Kanye West launches college fund for George Floyd's daughter

Kanye West has pledged to cover college tuition fees for late Minneapolis man George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter, Gianna.

The “Bound 2” rapper and fashion designer — who has an estimated wealth of USD$1.3 billion (AUD$1.8 billion) — has set up a 529 college plan for Gianna which is a US investment plan designed to encourage saving.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are doing their bit to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Photo: Getty Images.

The father-of-four has also donated USD$2 million (AUD$2.9 million) to charities associated with the families of George, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, according to Variety.

Kanye, 42, will cover legal fees for Ahmaud and Beronna’s families and donate to businesses owned by black businessmen and women in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois.

George Floyd's daughter Gianna, 6, gives her mother Roxie Washington a hug during a press conference at Minneapolis City Hall on Tuesday, June 2. Photo: Getty Images.

Kim helps injured protester

Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian West have been supporting a number of people connected with the Black Lives Matter protests.

Kim offered to pay the medical bills of a protestor who lost a “chunk” of their forehead when they were hit by a rubber bullet.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star uploaded a post to her Instagram Story, which read: “A rubber bullet fired by cops forever disfigures this teenage high school girl at a PEACEFUL Minneapolis protest yesterday. A bloody chunk of her forehead fell off. She was shot at point blank.”

And the 38-year-old makeup mogul added her own text beside the post, writing: “This is heartbreaking and so disturbing. Does anyone know how I can get in contact with her? I would love to help with her medical care if she needs it.”

Kim also recently spoke out specifically about the death of George on her Instagram account.

“For years, with every horrific murder of an innocent black man, woman, or child, I have always tried to find the right words to express my condolences and outrage, but the privilege I am afforded by the color of my skin has often let me feeling like this is not a fight that I can truly take on my own,” she wrote.

“Not today, not anymore. Like so many of you, I am angry. I am more than angry. I am infuriated and I am disgusted. I am exhausted by the heartbreak I feel seeing mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and children suffering because their loved one was murdered or locked away unjustly for being black. (sic)”

Additional reporting by BANG Showbiz.

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