Swizz beatz is a big fan of the arts, a fact that doesn’t get covered much (I wonder why). Well, according to Spread Love, Swizz Beatz participated in an auction at the Nest Event Loft to raise money for The Bronx Charter School for the Arts located in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. Not only did Swizz Beatz attend the event to raise money for the once “struggling” community, but he also brought a donation along that pulled in a total of $8500 during the auction:
The highlight of the evening happened when Swizz announced a surprise auction item.
“Get tickets for the first show ever at Yankee stadium with Jay-Z and Eminem. You can’t even get these on the streets right now! First class treatment and you get to meet the artists,” said Swizz.
The entire room oohed and aahed when Swizz made his auction announcement. People kept bidding on four tickets until two women made the final bid for $4,500!…And amazingly, a silent bidder requested another four tickets to the concert. So Swizz auctioned off 8 tickets for a total of $8,500!
[Photo Credit: Spread Love, It's The Bronx]
When asked why he attended the event, Swizzy had this to say:
Amber Rose hit the red carpet for the premiere of the Twilight Saga: Eclipse sans boyfriend Kanye West. I know Kanye West is in Los Angeles, because he will be performing at the BET Awards. I guess he’s keeping a low profile until we see him perform on the awards show this Sunday Night, June 27 8/7c. I hope he’s back, I think I learned to appreciate him in his absence.
Other celebs were there including Willow & Jaden Smith, LaLa Vasquex looking like an honorary Kardashian, and ummmm *long pause* Ron Artest?
I just got my hands on some pictures from TBS on the set of the season finale of Ice Cube’s sitcom Are We There, Yet, starring Terry Crews (Everybody Hates Chris) and Essence Atkins (Half & Half). This season finale airs Wednesday night on TBS, and will feature actor/comedian Charlie Murphy. I know many of you haven’t even seen the first episode, but it’s not too late. We have to support our scripted TV shows, because reality TV has taken over.
So check out some exclusive pictures below and be sure to catch the season finale of Are We There, Yet…Wednesday NightJune 30th.