The Summer Stars Camp for the Performing Arts will get 50 new attendees, courtesy of rapper 50 Cent and his G-Unity Foundation.
The foundation, which provides grants to nonprofit organizations that focus on improving the quality of life for low-income and under served communities, awarded a $70,000 grant to youth from Jamaica, Queens and surrounding areas in order for them to attend the camp.
The Cape Cod, Massachusetts-based camp was specifically chosen by 50 Cent because of the opportunity it provides to deserving youth to explore and develop their creative abilities while offering small group programs in improvisational acting, blues performance, dance, musical theater/choral singing, set design, juggling, drumming and music video production.
The rapper recently visited the camp, where he spent time with campers and gave a motivational speech.
“These kids performed a great show for me” 50 said of the experience. “It was exciting and rewarding to interact with them and give them an opportunity to showcase their talent.”
Despite his good will, 50 remains mired in controversy. In August, the rapper was sued for allegedly injuring two females at a Springfield, Mass. Concert.
According to reports, the incident occurred when 50 jumped off stage, into the crowd, as he searched for an individual who sprayed him with water while performing.