Rihanna & JAY-Z Join Forces to Donate $2 Million to Coronavirus Relief Efforts

Published: Tuesday 31st Mar 2020 by Rashad

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, ‘Talk That Talk’ co-stars Jay-Z and Rihanna are turning their words into action.

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The Roc Nation superstars are no strangers to collaborations over the years and – despite rumored tension over Jay’s Super Bowl deal (click here to read more) – it looks like they intend to keep their united efforts flowing.

Donating $1 million each via their respective charitable institutions (Shawn Carter Foundation and Clara Lionel Foundation), Jay and Rih’s funds will reportedly go straight to the financial support of healthcare workers, first responders, elderly and homeless people, and more in the in New York and Los Angeles areas.

The Shawn Carter Foundation took to Twitter to make the announcement.


Expanding on the revelation, reps from each camp issued official statements.

“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,” said Jay’s mom, Gloria Carter, who also serves as CEO of the Shawn Carter Foundation. “The only way to get through this pandemic is with love and action.”

Justine Lucas, executive director of the Clara Lionel Foundation, echoed Gloria’s sentiment.

“There are a number of populations who are especially vulnerable during this pandemic — those who are undocumented, incarcerated, elderly and homeless, as well as children of frontline health workers and first responders. Now more than ever, we need to support organizations prioritizing the health and rights of these individuals.”


The generous combined contribution to combating COVID-19 came just a week after Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation announced a $5 million donation to similar relief efforts around the globe.  Click here to read more about that.

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  1. Wwwd What would Whitney Do March 31, 2020

    Y’all never say happy birthday though. the party agrees that they should just donate products like tissue and gasoline not so much money good gift though

  2. Clarks0o0ñ March 31, 2020

    Comment section very quiet today

    Many of yall have eaten humble pie

    We love to see it

    • ??? March 31, 2020

      lmaooooo folks get tired of talking about flopmila and all the L’s she keeps taking lmfaoooooooooooooooooo

  3. DC3 FOREVER March 31, 2020

    Before anyone says “THATS ALL” the place they are donating to has a cap of 2 Million that can be donated due to tax purposes which makes it feel like it’s more of a government conspiracy

  4. Ughhh March 31, 2020

    Rihanna is such a humanitarian. Love love lover her.

    I never like to count anyone’s money because any donation is a Good Samaritan, but Jay-Z I hope ya been silent donating a little more, given he and Beyoncé jointly are billionaires

  5. Keith March 31, 2020

    Good for them! Hopefully more will be persuaded to show support…

  6. F March 31, 2020

    Rihanna new Normani needed more lighting during that photo shoot but said Nada

  7. I love big black c** March 31, 2020

    I believe Jay-Z never put his BBC in Rihanna. I ain’t lying.

    • Arihanna grande April 1, 2020

      Did he put in you?

      • I love big black c** April 1, 2020

        I wish so I can a pop star when I grow up, driving nice car, be in the movie, MTV people know me be on magazine

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