Rapper NLE Choppa is continuing to do his part in promoting peace and positivity through his actions. Now, the Memphis-bred rapper is using his platform to support the grieving family of Tyre Nichols.
NLE Choppa Has Plans To Launch Skate Foundation
According to TMZ, the Memphis-bred artist is planning to launch a skate foundation to support the Nichols family.
I still got the skateboard — the one I was using for the protest and even the two days after the protest, I skated. So, for sure, it’s a hobby I picked up. And everytime I skate, I’ll remember bro and I’ll always put on for him in that light and that sense…
Choppa went on to say that although Nichols passed away in a “negative manner,” his death had a “positive ripple effect” on the world. And continued to share his plans for launching the foundation.
I’m actually in the midst — I want to start a foundation, a charity, around “Skate For Tyre” and not only do I want to give the proceeds to Tyre and his family [but] I want to give it to his son…
The 20-year-old is especially concerned for Nichols’ son.
I pray that when that child grows up, they can differentiate what’s real and what’s not. And what’s real is giving back, making sure that a positive light is shown over that light.
Choppa went on to share his disdain for how the footage was made public of Nichols’ brutal death like “it was a Showtime, fight night thing.”
The fact that his death was broadcasted at 6 p.m. like it was a Showtime, fight night thing, it brings a lot of discomfort to my soul to where every time something happens in our community, where we lose our life as Gods, we have to show how we lost our life — the video of it, the gruesomeness of it… just so they can project everything opposite of love into our culture and into our communities.
The rapper went on to say that he “dislikes that a lot.” And that is the reason why he chose to skate.
We need to start acting in the sense of ‘What would love do?’ in situations. And to show how he lost his life when he has a four-year-old child, and they see that video one day, is extremely traumatizing and unacceptable. There’s nothing loving about it.
Choppa concluded by explaining that his skating during his free time is to show what Nichols would have wanted to be memorialized and “seen” about him and his life.
The Rapper Recently Led A March In Memory Of Nichols
As The Shade Room previously reported, the 20-year-old recently took to the streets of Memphis, skateboard in hand, to pay homage to Nichols and his memory.
Thank You God, Please Keep Using Me, I SURRENDER !! #SkateForTyre #JusticeforTyreNichols ✊🏾🕊️🤲 pic.twitter.com/kvjuVT5X04
— NLE Choppa (@Nlechoppa1) January 29, 2023
Roommates, are you happy to see Choppa continuing to use his platform in such a positive light?