Broward County, FL – Tory Lanez gave back in a major way this holiday season.
On Wednesday (December 22), the Canadian rapper hosted a Christmas giveaway in Broward County, Florida — not far from where he spent part of his childhood — where he donated $100,000 worth of gifts and clothing to single mothers and children in the area.
Donning a red Santa hat and face mask, Tory gave out bicycles, Barbie dolls, lightsabers, LEGO sets and more, according to TMZ. In one clip, he was seen lifting a brand new bike into the trunk of one woman’s car.
Lanez posted a video on his Instagram Stories showing a long line of cars that pulled up to his Christmas drive-thru.
“Merry Christmas! Just giving out a $100,000 worth of toys, gifts to single mothers and children,” he said in the clip. “Everything for Christmas. Look how long this line is; the whole Broward Boulevard on State Road 7 is backed up.”
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Tory Lanez also assured people that the event was safe and followed COVID-19 protocols, while expressing his delight that his money went to something meaningful, rather than just a piece of jewelry.
“We stayed COVID safe and made sure everything was safe,” he said. “We here, it’s a huge success. I’m just happy that we could spread love and light to people who don’t have [a lot] on Christmas Day. Some people wish that they could have something and they don’t got nothing, so this is good to give back.
“I’m just happy that my $100,000 could go on something that’s more meaningful than a chain or something else that I could’ve bought myself; it goes on something that’s going to help.”
Tory Lanez’s Christmas giveaway event comes on the heels of his new album Alone At Prom, which arrived on December 10. The ’80s-inspired effort debuted at No. 59 on the Billboard 200 after earning just under 18,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.