Trae is taking direct steps to help his fellow Houstonians
Houston rapper Trae The Truth is paying it forward. After he was rescued by some kind-hearted folks helping Houstonians trapped by floodwaters, Trae got right back out there and started helping others who were in trouble.
The rapper was interviewed by a local news station while riding on a rescue boat looking for people in need of help to explain his motivation:
“I had to evacuate yesterday. I had to get rescued,” he said in the interview with the Fox affiliate. “I felt helpless yesterday when I had to be rescued, so I know that feeling… we got access to a boat. We got the trucks. Let’s get out there.”
Trae said that he stayed out all night on the boat, hanging around with National Guard and the local fire department to wait on calls. And for those who can’t be out there with him, he has another way that folks can help…
Better Than Before
The news clip is a much more positive reason to be splayed all over the internet than the last time that Trae ended up everywhere. Earlier this year, the rapper earned a bit of notoriety for casually pulling a bullet out of his own arm with about as much ceremony as you’d expect for a pimple.
Trae doesn’t explain how or why he was shot. But after several seconds the video shows a slug emerging from a hole in the rapper’s upper arm. A few more flexes and some careful digging later, we’re looking at an entire bullet that impacted Trae’s arm, lying on the bathroom counter. The cameraman seems to realize how ridiculous this all is, but Trae barely reacts.
Watch The Clip
The new interview comes as a complete 180 to the last. When asked about other ways to help, Trae had some inspiring words: “A lot of people have been reaching out and asking what they can do. My first answer is pray,” he said.
Outside of Trae’s more hands-on efforts, countless celebrities have pledged funds to the ongoing rescue and recovery efforts in Houston. Kevin Hart kickstarted a donation drive for the Red Cross when he challenged several of his famous friends to donate.
After throwing in $50,000 of his own money, he called out comedians, actors, singers, and athletes to donate in large sums and asked that everyday folks give whatever they can. The effort raised $1.1 million for the Red Cross in just a single day, including a massive donation of $100,000 by Chris Brown.
In addition to the efforts of Hart, celebrities like JJ Watt and Beyonce have pledged their support to the city, given their deep connection to it. Watt — with the backing of the Houston Texans — has raised over $6 million for relief efforts on the platform crowdfunding platform YouCaring. Response to his fundraiser was so strong that the CEO of the platform had to address people feeling charitable on the page to tell them to be patient. So many people were giving that it was overloading the site’s servers and causing delays.
What do you think of Trae Tha Truth getting out there and helping Houstonians on the ground? Will you be giving the rapper’s music another look after seeing this selfless act? Would you do the same in his shoes? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE this article.