Travis Scott Wins Red Carpet Advocacy Award For HBCU Philanthropy Efforts

Travis Scott, the rapper known for a string of stylish hip-hop hits ranging from “Sicko Mode” to “Highest in the Room,” as well as the wild mosh pits at his concerts, has flexed his philanthropic arms. Scott announced in October that he would pay five students at historically Black colleges and universities a semester’s tuition. He chose some of the recipients through social media and launched his charitable Cactus Jack Foundation a month later.

During the Texas freeze in February, the foundation partnered with his hometown of Houston to distribute 50,000 free meals to residents.

 The Grammy-nominated rapper, whose real name is Jacques Webster, was one of five recipients of the first RAD — Red Carpet Advocacy — impact awards, which recognize cultural figures who “inspire purpose” in their work, which were announced last week. Actors Charlize Theron, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Laverne Cox, and Margot Robbie were among those who received the award.

Amazon’s Luxury Stores teamed up with RAD, an agency that creates advocacy campaigns for charities, to fund donations to five charities chosen by the celebrities. (The figures were not given.) Luxury Stores has also launched the RAD Impact Edit, an online shop that will benefit the charities. Through Friday (Apr. 30) this week, RAD says all of Amazon’s sales proceeds from the shop will be donated to the charities.

Scott’s foundation, which will receive donations from Amazon, plans to use the money to fund several more scholarships for HBCU students. Separately, the rapper is working on a project in Houston that will serve as a design education center for youth with his 3-year-old daughter, Stormi, and her mother, Kylie Jenner.

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