Snoop Dogg joins Flint water cause
Flint — Celebrities this weekend continued to to address the Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis.
MLive.com reports that rapper Snoop Dogg also met Saturday with Mayor Karen Weaver during a water drive in Flint. On Saturday night, Snoop Dogg performed at a “Flint Lives Matter” benefit concert at the Masonic Temple in Detroit.
Actor Michael Keaton told reporters backstage Saturday night at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles that reporters could have gotten ahead of the crisis.
Keaton said that “had there been a spotlight put on that … maybe they would have been a little bit ahead of the situation.”
Other celebrities involved in water donation efforts or have pledged support include Cher, Eminem, and Madonna.
Motown recording artist and Detroit native KEM was in Flint last week to announce his partnership with the Salvation Army and its text-to-give campaign effort where people are being asked to donate by texting “WATER” to 91999. He also gave a $10,000 donation.
Sean Combs and Mark Wahlberg announced plans to lend support to Flint. The two are part owners of AQUAhydrate bottled water company, and they pledged to donate 1 million bottles to Flint residents.
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is pitching in to help those affected by Flint’s water crisis.
Flint switched in 2014 to the Flint River from Detroit’s water system to save money. The river water was not treated properly and lead from pipes leached into Flint homes.
Detroit News staff contributed to this report.