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New Orleans native Hip-hop Mogul and owner of Cash Money Records, Bryan Birdman Williams of Cash Money Pays it Forward to Uptown NOLA residents

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New Orleans native a Hip-hop Mogul and owner of Cash Money Records, Bryan Birdman Williams of Cash Money posted via Instagram on Monday that he would pay May’s rent for everyone in need in the neighborhood he grew up in New Orleans. He decided to assist residents who live in the Uptown New Orleans neighborhood where he was born and raised, with the help of his Johnny and Gladys Williams Foundation. Birdman stated, “Residents area of UPTOWN New Orleans where I was born and raised at from Mac, Melph, Calio, and St. Thomas housing also from 3rd ward to 17th ward, (sic).”

Birdman’s decision to pay it forward is based on his personal knowledge of the struggles of those less fortunate in New Orleans. Additionally, the Coronavirus pandemic has changed life as we know it and has added extra stress and anxiety in adults, imagine what’s going through the minds and hearts of the children who are fully aware of the severity of this virus. It’s possible that Birdman’s actions of paying May’s rent for the residents of his old stomping grounds will relieve financial hardship and stress if only temporarily. To be honest the $1200 Coronavirus checks are barely enough to cover rents for most New Orleans residents and Birdman has enabled those residents to pay for food, electricity, and so on. I’m not an Uptown Girl anymore, but I’m so happy that Birdman is being so generous to those who do. Those who get their rent paid I would suggest posting a nice thank you on his wall or bump that new Juvenile record lol

It’s a common belief in the Urban New Orleans Community that those who make it to the “Big Time” move out of New Orleans the minute they sign their contract abandoning their fellow New Orleanians who supported then from the very beginning. Some state New Orleanian celebrities seldomly come back to help when a tragedy hits the city, but there’s no better time than the present. And Birdman along with many others have been coming back to support and show love for their extended NOLA Family. We have to remember that Hurricane Katrina and it’s politics relocated many of us and made it just as hard as getting a travel Visa to move back…

Birdman is hoping that the New Orleans Housing Authority and our Mayor Latoya Cantrell will help as well.  I believe that there will be more agencies and celebrities who will come together with Birdman, Johnny, and Gladys Williams Foundation to ease the burdens and fears of those in need.

 

Birdman offers to pay rent for Uptown residents

“I would like 2 offer to pay everybody to rent for May (for those who in need) in residents area of UPTOWN New Orleans where I was born and raised at from mac melph calio and ST Thomas housing also from 3rd ward to 17th ward,” Birdman wrote on Instagram alongside a photo with his brother Ronald “Slim” Williams.

The Hip Hop mogul also called on the Housing Authority of New Orleans to aid him in accomplishing the good deed and asked Mayor LaToya Cantrell for her help.

“I would like HANO to support us on accomplishin this and @q93fm,” he noted. “I also spoke with @theuptownangela to help me put this together I would like our mayor @mayorcantrell help support this cause also wanna thank all hospital on front line Risking they life to save lives I wanna thanks everybody that wrk with tha Gladys and Johnny foundation my company cashmoney records.”

I would like 2 offer to pay everybody rent for month of May (for those who in need) in residents area of UPTOWN New Orleans where I was born and raised at from mac melph calio and ST Thomas housing also from 3rd ward to 17th ward I would like HANO to support us on accomplishin this and @q93fm I also spoke with @theuptownangela to help me put this togather I would like our mayor @mayorcantrell help support this cause also wanna thank all hospital on front line Risking they life to save lives I wanna thanks everybody that wrk with tha Gladys and Johnny foundation my company cashmoney records @cashmoneyofficial @republicrecords for always supporting our foundation for 20plus years @universalmusicgroup #RICHGANG #STUNNAMAN @hotboyog333 @kimmykim504 @ceto504 @stunnabrand stay safe #DOIt4MSGLADYS

A post shared by @ Birdman on Apr 20, 2020 at 12:29pm PDT

 

 

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A native of New Orleans, who left her beloved New Orleans to spend twenty years of living in the land of Minnesota Not So Nice. Minnesota was full of opportunities but would learn that the soul of the state and the people who made it was just as icy cold as the temperatures. After the years and my 40th birthday flew by, I decided it was time to pack up my youngest child and come back to my roots, my birthplace the city that not only birthed me but gave me life. I would not be who I am without my New Orleans beginnings. I am all things that would challenge the belief of growing up in New Orleans. I was a 16yr old teen mother of a premature baby born with a severe medical disability. And only With the help of my mother, was it possible for me to BE! I was able to endure and survive the obstacles laid before my child and me. In a city that was built by my family, but did not allow for us to reap the benefits I overcame. Charity Hospital was my second home — a building filled with miracle workers who made it possible for my daughter to have life. I have lived a life of rainy days with peeks of sunshine, that are my children, including those not of my womb. I'm the proud mother of three and a grandmother of three. My dream was to live the life of the nursery rhyme of ”The Old Lady Who lived in a shoe,” and for the most part, I did. I cared for several children over the years as a special needs foster parent. I would learn that my love was not enough for some children, but I loved them through their pain. I'm not sure if I ever had a case of true love or came close to what love looks like on television, but I had my share of men and the mirage of love. I survived two abusive marriages. Though I longed to return to New Orleans on a daily bases, I must admit my move was one of the best decisions made for me. I am a college graduate; I was a successful entrepreneur. I coowned a soul food restaurant and catering company in Minnesota for 12 years. I developed the talent of creating custom cakes after the murder of my beloved cousin Melvin Paul. He survived Katrina only to go to Minneapolis six months later to be murdered over a parking spot dispute. But with the challenge of creating a simple wedding cake, I was able to find healing. I created the House of Cakes in honor of him. Minnesota life had me pretty materialistic. I worked to the point I do not remember much, but work and handing my children love money. I thought by having the big house on the hill, a husband, having a family, the ultimate provider and being involved in all things that matter, plus having the funds to match would cure me of what I was told was a generational curse of lack of everything from money, love to even self-love. But for the most part, that life poisoned my heart and soul. I was blinded by visions fed to me by the media. I was told I wasn't anything unless I was better than the Jones's. I lived being ok with a broken, bleeding heart. Life like this did not exist in my family while living in New Orleans from what I viewed with my eyes and soul. We may not have had all the things I acquired over the years, but we were happy, we were together. Family outside of New Orleans wasn't family anymore. We lived separate lives and had awkward moments when we bumped into each other in public. I hated living in Minnesota even though life their helped me in so many ways. I felt deep down the only way to repair it was to get back to my roots, my soul, my home, myself, my New Orleans. I'm here, and I love it. Even being in the so-called Blighted Area of New Orleans and not having all the financial and material security, I'm happy. I am determined that She, yes, New Orleans is a woman is just like me; together, we will overcome and will rise from all that tried to kill our spirit. Nothing like starting from the bottom and making your way back up!. I just know in my heart that New Orleans will provide for me. There's a bank account with funds in it owed to me by way of back pay for my ancestors. And I will receive my inheritance, and I will continue the traditions and customs of the old to keep the heartbeat of New Orleans beating. I'm down in the boot, living the life that feels right to me awaiting my destiny...

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