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Rapper Desiigner is Giving His New York Tenants a Break on Rent

Celebrities have played a big role in coronavirus relief efforts. From Megan Thee Stallion, ASAP Ferg, and Diddy to Fat Joe, many have done their part on and offline to be a resource to the rebuilding of the community. However, rapper Desiigner is taking on an active role in coronavirus relief to assist New York residents in managing rent payments. The Grammy-nominated artist revealed in a virtual interview with Forbes that as a landlord of multiple New York properties, he is giving his tenants a break on paying rent amid COVID-19. “Some people can’t afford rent right now and I have to hold that. How are you going to be able to live for the next couple months?,” he said to Forbes. “You gotta take it easy on your tenants, be understanding of what’s possible right now. I have to take the hits because I also don’t want to see anybody on the street. I can help so I do.” The pandemic especially hits home for the Brooklyn native, who has family members who also need resources to help stay...

Njera Perkins

May 18, 2020