In the past weeks, artists have been making a positive and strong effort to help healthcare workers who have bee sacrificing their lives to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, the Chicago rapper Lil Durk and his team hand-delivered hot meals to frontline workers at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center. According to TMZ, the meals we’re prepared by PHLAVS Restaurant, which is owned by the rapper’s manager.
PHLAVS made an additional 100 meals that were available to healthcare workers for pickup on Friday evening.
“I been living down in Atlanta, but everyone back home has been in my thoughts, especially those doing something for the community and all the neighborhood heroes,” Durk told TMZ. “I thought about all the first responders putting their lives on the line to help out and it inspired me, so I took a jet back to Chicago to show my thanks … to show love and inspire our community to be strong and help one another out through these times.”Lil Durk is among many artists who have helped during the global health crisis, like Beyoncé, Cardi B, Diddy, Rihanna, Jay-z, and many others.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the state had a total of 45,883 confirmed coronavirus cases and nearly 2,000 deaths as of Monday. Durk also announced that he has a new album titled Just Cause Y’all Waited 2, a sequel to his 2018 mixtape. It is set to release on May 8.