Megan Thee Stallion stepped up to help cover the funeral costs of one of her fans. On Tuesday (June 15), Twitter user Selena Chichis alerted the Grammy-winning rapper that her friend and superfan Shaniah passed away unexpectedly last week. Shaniah’s family was struggling to pay for the funeral and launched a GoFundMe campaign to find support, Chichis said.
“Meg we lost a hottie. Our best friend passed away unexpectedly,” the fan tweeted. “They absolutely loved you, listening to [your] songs was something we did every time we were together. We’re helping their family w funeral costs. We started a GoFundMe & are halfway there.”
The Houston Hottie retweeted the message writing, “How much do y’all need?” After Chichis said they needed another $8,000 to reach their goal, the rapper contributed $8,155 under her birth name, Megan Pete. She also reposted the GoFundMe link with a series of blue heart emojis.
With Megan’s help, the campaign reached its target of $16,000 on Tuesday night. At the time of publishing, $16,170 have been raised and contributions have been closed.
“This has been incredibly overwhelming and we are so thankful to Meg,” Chichis told Complex. “Shaniah, one of my best friends passed away unexpectedly last week. Shocked and confused, myself and two of Shaniah’s other best friends came together to help Shaniah’s family with the funeral. A GoFundMe was created almost immediately for the funeral but the cost for everything continued to increase. Between the cemetery and funeral home it was going to cost $16,000 and we had only reached around $7,600 and had exhausted all our resources.”
“Shaniah and I always listened to Meg together and talked about her,” Chichis continued. “We are such huge fans and I thought I would take a leap and see if we could reach her and just have her [retweet] the GoFundMe link to reach more people for any possible help with donations. We all came together and asked everyone to tag Meg in hopes of reaching her and somehow it worked.”
Megan has helped support her fans in the past. Back in 2019, the Good News crafter donated $1,200 to help pay for the funeral of a fan who she met at a concert in Washington, D.C. See the tweets below.
YOU GUYS I CANT BELIEVE THIS!! WE HIT THE GOAL @theestallion THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING THEIR FAMILY! THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE! EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU!! FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!!! I AM CRYING SO FULL OF EMOTIONS— SelenaChichis (@selenachichis) June 16, 2021
Y’all better RIDE for @theestallion if you weren’t already. Shaniah is in heaven freaking the fuck out right now. The realest out there. I’m still in shock. Omg what a blessing. Also for anyone sending us love, I appreciate you. It’s overwhelming im gonna try and get back to u!— SelenaChichis (@selenachichis) June 16, 2021