Bruno Mars Donates $1,000,000 to Help Flint, Mich., During Water Crisis

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Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET

On Saturday, Bruno Mars performed for a sold-out crowd at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan, and after his show, the 24K Magic singer announced his donation of $1 million to help with the water crisis in Flint, Mich.


Mars told the crowd that he and the show’s promoter, Live Nation, would be donating the concert’s proceeds to support Flint, the Los Angeles Times reports.

“I’m very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause. Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it’s important that we don’t forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster. As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.”


Mars’ donation will go to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, a public charity for the city.

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I read on Twitter that Rick Ross released a new single called “She on my d***” which I assumed was a timely metaphor about how the man is oppressing his people and I just completely forgot about the water thing in Flint. My bad.