Last night (Oct. 29), 21 Savage decided he wants to take his philanthropy to the next level. The Saint Laurent Don took to Twitter to reveal his plans, tweeting “I want to build a school.”
While it’s unclear what exactly led him to this decision, the idea may not be a bad move for the Savage Mode rapper who recently celebrated his 29th birthday.
Despite being born in the U.K., 21 grew up predominantly in Atlanta. This year, he hosted his sixth annual Issa Back 2 School Drive in the same (Dekalb) county he went to school in. As REVOLT previously reported, the Grammy award-winning rapper’s Leading By Example Foundation teamed with Momma Flystyle, Dekalb County, and the Cosmopolitan nightclub to secure sponsorships from Chime, Juma.org, Amazon Music, and Reebok to bless 1,500 students and families with shoes, headphones, uniforms, back-to-school supplies, and financial literacy resources.
Last year, 21 partnered with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms — during his Back 2 School Drive — to give underprivileged students free WiFi and laptops. He’s also been a firm believer in teaching the youth financial literacy. In October 2020, 21 partnered with Chime to develop an online financial literacy and scholarship program for high school students across the U.S. The initiative was part of 21’s Bank Account Financial Literacy Campaign, in which he gave 100 $1,000 scholarships to high schoolers who completed the program.
“I feel like it’s important more than ever to give our next generation the tools to succeed in life,” he said in a press release at the time. “A lot of kids don’t know what to do when they get older,” he told The Undefeated. “Financial literacy is an important tool they need to get through life successfully…“I didn’t really learn about that type of stuff until I got older and became an artist and entertainer.”
If 21 follows through, he will join Kanye West, Diddy, JAY-Z, Lil Jon, Pharrell, Dr. Dre, Pitbull, and more rappers who have opened schools or are planning to in the near future. Check out his tweet below: