Bushwick Bill's Family Clarifies Reasons Behind GoFundMe Campaign

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Houston, TX – Before Bushwick Bill’s untimely passing, the Geto Boys MC was extremely concerned about taking care of his four children. He wanted to make sure they were financially secure. In response to many fans inquiring about how they can help, his family has taken action.

Earlier this month, the family launched a GoFundMe campaign in an effort to raise $100,000 for numerous reasons — not solely for Bushwick’s funeral as previously reported. They clarified their intentions in an Instagram post.

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“There’s been some confusion due to false reports, in regards to the intent of the GoFundMe page,” the caption reads. “It appears that many people have either not read the description on the page (photo 2), or just completely misunderstood the context. This amount wasn’t configured solely for the funeral expenses, hence why it’s not even listed in that category nor mentioned on there.”

The caption continued, “The description clearly states that the Bushwick Bill Fund was created in his honor by the family for 2 reasons: To provide everyone who inquired about how they can help out/where they can donate with a trustworthy place to give directly to us (to help with ALL of the expenses of his), and also to fulfill his final wish that his kids are taken care of with what he wanted them to have (originally from the tour that was canceled.)

“This was created to combat all of the fake/unauthorized events composed by random people claiming proceeds would be donated to the family. It’s unfortunate and insensitive that people are going so far to misconstrue this entire situation and create some kind of messy scandal out of it. We hope this clears things up for you all, and we appreciate the support. Sincerely, The Family.”

In the campaign’s description, the family reiterated it was the only “official” fundraising campaign for the late Houston rap icon.

“This was created in response to the hundreds of people that have reached out and inquired about how they can help, as well as to combat the recent fake/unauthorized memorial events being promoted and claiming to donate proceeds to the family,” the description reads. “ALL donations will be contributed toward his family’s expenses, as well as carry out Bill’s final wish that his 4 kids are financially taken care of.”

The 52-year-old rapper died in a Houston hospital on the evening of June 9 after being diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer in February. In the days leading up to his death, he was hospitalized with pneumonia and never made it out.

In the last 10 days, Bushwick’s family has raised just $435. Head here to donate to the GoFundMe campaign.

Source: Hip Hop DX