The 31-year-old singer who recently released her new single Sacrifice, took to Twitter to defend Kylie, stating that although she is not friends with the reality star, “It’s not anyone’s business how anyone spends their money. Period.”
Kylie was heavily criticized, as she has been previously described as a “self-made billionaire,” with online users claiming she should have donated the full amount.
Kylie Jenner is worth a billion dollars. One of her makeup artists needs life saving surgery worth $60k. She donated $5k and appealed to her fan base for the rest.— Mazbou Q 🇳🇬 #ENDSARS (@mazbouq) March 21, 2021
The average household wealth in NZ is $84k. The scaled cost of surgery for her would be $5. Kylie contributed 42c.
The GoFundMe campaign was set with the purpose of raising money for makeup artist Samuel Rauda, who had a terrifying car accident and underwent emergency brain surgery.
While the celebrity faced backlash, Bebe urged everyone to get the information correct, explaining that Rauda is not Kylie’s friend and is “not her makeup artist.”
my good friend and talented makeup artist @makeupbysamuel was in a very bad accident Sunday and is recovering from 8 head injuries and emergancy brain surgery. pls also donate to his go fund mehttps://t.co/euB8zQY4aG— NIKI DEMAR (@nikidemar) March 16, 2021
Adding that the billionaire posted the GoFundMe and “gave 5k to someone who she prob met only once. Y’all are bored,” in reference to the comments made on social media.
The 23-year-old star of Keeping Up With The Kardashians released a statement explaining how it all went down, revealing that she doesn’t have a personal relationship with Rauda, but worked with him a few years ago.
And after “learning in more detail about the accident” she visited his GoFundMe which was set at $10.000.
She explained that “they had already raised 6K” so she donated $5.000 to reach their original goal, and posted the campaign on her stories “to gain more awareness if anyone also felt compelled to share or donate.”