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Master P To Host Benefit Concert To Help Louisiana Flood Victims

“Together we will entertain and give fans a great show but the real mission is to help get families back into their homes.”
The New Orleans-native has tapped entertainers Usher and Lil Wayne to pitch in, and urges all athletes attending to participa
The New Orleans-native has tapped entertainers Usher and Lil Wayne to pitch in, and urges all athletes attending to participate.

Master P is on a mission to help the victims of the recent deadly Louisiana floods.

During the annual NBA All Star Weekend celebration on February 18, 2017, which will take place in his hometown of New Orleans, the music mogul is hosting a benefit concert and fundraiser in the city to help displaced families in Baton Rouge get back into their homes.  

“Together we will entertain and give fans a great show but the real mission is to help get families back into their homes,” Master P wrote on the event’s website.  “In Baton Rouge, there is still a lot of pollution in the air, water damages and mildew.”

Since Aug. 12, more than 75,000 Baton Rouge residents ― including “The Wire” star Wendell Pierce ― have been affected by flooding, which also destroyed approximately 40,000 homes, and left 13 people dead ― making it America’s worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, according to the Red Cross.

To help achieve his restoration mission, the New Orleans-native has tapped entertainers to pitch in, including Usher and Lil Wayne, and urges all athletes attending the festive weekend to participate.

“I want all the athletes to come out, we are going to have all the top celebrities there from Usher to Lil Wayne,” he told Vibe on the event’s mission.

“When people look at the floods and a lot of victims, they are not back in their homes yet in Baton Rouge, and I feel like for All Star Weekend, even though this will be a fun event, It will be a way for everyone to do their part, so this concert will be great for our people and Baton Rouge.”

Master P’s forthcoming efforts will place him on the growing list of celebrities, including, Lady Gaga, Tina Knowles and Taylor Swift who have contributed to the state’s flood relief efforts.

For more information on how to join Master P’s iHeart Benefit Fest click here.

Master P’s iHeart Benefit Fest is set to take place in New Orleans Feb. 18.
Master P’s iHeart Benefit Fest is set to take place in New Orleans Feb. 18.
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