Atlanta rapper turns criticism into community service
An Atlanta area rapper, Metro Marrs, was kicked out of his own degree after throwing thousands of dollars to his classmate. He uses the advertising to set up an annual scholarship for the school.
SOUTH FULTON, Ga. – An Atlanta metro rapper who went viral after being removed from his own high school graduation says he will turn criticism of him into something that will help other local high school students.
The video of rapper Metro Marrs throwing money into the crowd during his graduation ceremony in South Fulton quickly spread across the internet.
Many in the crowd cheered, including some graduates who jumped for a portion of the $ 10,000, but the stunt ended up handcuffed to Marrs.
“The school thought I was just trying to do something negative when I was really just trying to do something positive for my classmates,” Marrs said.
Although he was taken out with his hands behind his back, the authorities did not file charges.
A South Fulton city leader quickly condemned the teenager for throwing the pile of Crash into the crowd.
“I just don’t want one immature act by a student to spoil the size of the entire event,” said Helen Willis, South Fulton councilor.
In response to the criticism, Marrs decided to try a new way to distribute the wealth to graduates by creating what is known as the Loner Foundation.
“We’re going to be awarded like a grant called the 10K Rainy Day Fund Scholarship. Basically, we’re going to be giving the closing editor and greeting $ 10,000. Each class,” he said.
Willis says that’s an idea she can figure out.
“The national pandemic has affected a lot of people financially and the school is not free,” she says. “So I commend him for wanting to come back this way.”
Marrs said he will start at Langston Hughes High School for the time being, but he plans to increase his fundraising.
“In all schools, all over Atlanta, Georgia, in the states, always bigger than a cap,” he said.
Even after the setback, the rapper said he had no regrets about the stunt. Indeed, he told TMZ that he plans to spend $ 20,000 on his brother’s graduation next year.
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