Renowned rapper Snoop Dogg has displayed his generous spirit by donating $10,000 to a GoFundMe campaign aimed at aiding 93-year-old Josephine Wright in her legal struggle against land developers. The Grammy Award-nominated artist confirmed the charitable contribution last Thursday through his representative, stating that it came “from the heart” due to his personal connection to the nonagenarian.
Wright’s predicament began when Georgia-based Bailey Point Investment, LLC, a development group, filed a lawsuit against her, claiming that structures on her land were obstructing their plans for a new housing project on Hilton Head Island, her place of residence. This move followed an offer from the investment group to purchase her property for $30,000, which Wright refused.
The elderly woman, who has been living on the land owned by her late husband’s family since the Civil War, fought back against the tactics of intimidation and harassment employed by the development group. In February, she countersued the company, accusing them of attempting to force her to sell her land.
Moved by Wright’s resilience and determination, Snoop Dogg revealed that she reminded him of his own mother and grandmother. Alongside Snoop Dogg, several other prominent figures in the entertainment industry have rallied to support Wright’s cause. NBA star Kyrie Irving, with the highest donation of $40,000, and filmmaker Tyler Perry, who raised awareness about her struggles on Instagram, have also joined the fight.
NBA star Kyrie Irving, Tyler Perry, Fantasia, and other Black celebrities are helping a 93-year-old South Carolina woman who is fighting to keep her land in Hilton Head, South Carolina. For nearly 30 years, Josephine Wright has lived at her Hilton head property. pic.twitter.com/X49e2ZjyUh
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The GoFundMe campaign, initiated by Wright’s granddaughter Charise, has seen an overwhelming response from the public. Currently, it has amassed an impressive $277,178, demonstrating the widespread support for the nonagenarian’s cause.
In a statement to WSAV, Wright made it clear that she would not be easily intimidated by the legal threats and vowed to fight for what is rightfully hers. Having moved to Hilton Head Island with her late husband almost three decades ago to reside on his family’s land, she holds a deep emotional connection to the property.