Master P Announces Benefit Concert For Louisiana Flood Victims

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Master P will be hosting a benefit concert and fundraiser next year, to help displaced families in Baton Rouge get back into their homes.

During the annual NBA All Star Weekend celebration on February 18, 2017, which will take place in Master P’s hometown of New Orleans, the music mogul will use the concert as a means of helping victims of the recent deadly Louisiana floods.

Since August 12 more than 75,000 Baton Rouge residents 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.

“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.”

In an interview with Vibe about the forthcoming event Master P said that he hopes a number of entertainers will be a part of the concert and participate, including Usher and Lil Wayne.

“I want all the athletes to come out, we are going to have all the top celebrities there from Usher to Lil Wayne,” Master P said. “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.”

As the date nears closer hopefully we’ll get the names of other performers that’ll be a part of the concert. Considering his appearance on Solange‘s well received album A Seat At The Table, maybe we’ll see Master P share the stage with the fellow New Orleans artist for the event.