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Metro Boomin Donated $100,000 in Honor of His Late Mother

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Metro Boomin is giving back to his hometown of St. Louis in honor of his late mother.

The producer—who’s fresh off two back-to-back number one albums—recently announced $100,000 in donations for five St. Louis nonprofits centered around women. According to Variety, he partnered with Rung for Women and Amazon Access to give Almost Home, Diamond Diva Empowerment Foundation, the Haven of Grace, the Little Bit Foundation, and Parents as Teachers $20,000 each. The money will help women in need with things like debt, utilities, childcare, and rent.

“I’ve seen firsthand the work that goes into being a single mother. Mine was my inspiration and my hero,” the producer said in a statement. “It’s very important to me to pay it forward, because I see the same resilience and dedication in the women these organizations work with.”

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The funds were raised during the Leslie Joanne Soirée holiday event held at Rung in partnership with Amazon Access in December. “We are excited to partner with Metro Boomin in his work to lift up single mothers in St. Louis,” said Rung’s president Leslie Gill. “Inspired by the remarkable love he has for his late mother, he is demonstrating a commitment to women and to our community.” Rung for Women is also Metro’s fiduciary agent as he gets ready to launch his own independent nonprofit foundation.

Metro’s late mother, Leslie Joanne Wayne, was the victim of domestic violence. In 2022, she was murdered by her husband who then killed himself. Ms. Wayne famously used to drive Metro from St. Louis to Atlanta during the start of his career so he could connect with rappers he met online.

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