Rapper GloRilla Returns to High School to Donate $25,000

Rapper GloRilla Returns to High School to Donate $25,000

GloRilla was back in Memphis, Tenn. to perform for students at her alma mater.


GloRilla photographed on June 27 at DFLA Studio in Los Angeles.

Michelle Genevieve Gonzales

Memphis-raised rapper GloRilla surprised her high school today with a $25,000 check. Her charitable gesture mirrors collaborator Cardi B‘s recent presentation of her former elementary with a $100,000 donation last week.



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The “F.N.F.” rapper graduated from Martin Luther King College Prep High School in Frayser, located in North Memphis, Tenn. GloRilla, also known as Gloria Woods, donated the funds to support the high school’s fine arts program. Students were also treated to a performance of “F.N.F.”

“I want them be able to believe that anything is possible, no matter what they do. She said that as long as they have a dream, they can reach for the stars. It feels really good to be able have a platform and to be able help students who come from my home.

GloRilla stated that she felt “blessed” for giving back to her alma mater. She made history as the first female rapper to be signed to Yo Gotti‘s CMG label, receiving a $500,000 cash signing bonus.

“F.N.F.,” also known as “Let’s Go,” is charting on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 42 and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart.

GloRilla announced a new collaboration with Cardi B, “Tomorrow 2,” on Wednesday (Sept. 21). This song is a follow-up to “Tomorrow”, which was released under CMG.

GloRilla, who has since been a central figure in a burgeoning Memphis Rap scene, was also nominated to a BET Hip Hop Award as best song of the year.

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