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  /  06.18.2021

Lil Baby is giving back to his neighborhood. On Friday (June 18), the My Turn emcee was caught on video buying all of the shoes at a local Footlocker store to give to families in his hometown after posting to his Instagram Story that he was going to save his community.

After the clip of him leaving the store with the sneakers went viral, Lil Baby took to Instagram to clarify how he wants to save his city, aside from buying footwear. “Buying shoes ain’t what I mean by saving [my] community or giving back!!” he wrote.

“That was some shit I did cause I seen a lot of them had on flip flops,” he added. “When I say save [my] community, I mean centers, programs, jobs. You can’t imagine the shit I don’t post…”

This isn’t the first charitable act that the “Emotionally Scarred” rapper has been involved with. Last year, he announced that he would donate the $1.5 million proceeds made from his hit record “The Bigger Picture” to numerous organizations that help Black people.

“I got 1.5 million dollars to donate off of ‘Bigger Picture.’ I want the money to go where it’s needed,” he previously tweeted. “I don’t want to donate to just any organization, but I will be letting my fans kno exactly where the money goes. Lawyers, bonds, playgrounds, jobs, youth activities, things that WE can really benefit off of.”

Part of the $1.5 million donation went to Birmingham, Alabama’s Winter Warm Wishes Coat Giveaway to help donate over 1,000 winter coats to families in need.

Aside from his charitable acts, Lil Baby is also planning to open his own restaurant in Atlanta. The venue was originally supposed to launch at the beginning of the year, but the opening was pushed back. The Quality Control emcee previously told XXL that the establishment will have a variety of food, including lamb chops, lobster tails and rice.

Check out a video of Lil Baby purchasing the shoes below.

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