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This rapper saved an LGBTQ teen from becoming homeless – and the response was heartwarming

Finn Oldfield January 3, 2018
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02: Cupcakke performs on stage at NYLON + NYLON Guys Celebrate the Music Issue at House of Vans Brooklyn on June 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Nylon)

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A rapper had the best response after someone turned to Twitter to ask for help in rehousing an LGBTQ teen.

The tweet urged people in the Baltimore, Maryland area with a spare room to get in contact – and LGBT rapper CupcakKe came through in every way.

The artist, who has released hits like LGBT, responded with compassion, writing on Twitter: “Tell him pick his dream hotel, I’ll cover it including food.

(twitter/CupcakKe_rapper)

“No worries love”.

The teen, Laya Williams, was overcome with emotion when they saw what had happened.

“YOU GUYS I AM CRYING!!” she wrote to CupcakKe.

“I HAVE NO WORDS RN EXPECT FOR THANK YOU @CupcakKe_rapper FOR BEING A GREAT HUMAN BEING AND DOING THIS AMAZING THING.

(twitter/ZENDAYAFANARMY)

“IM SPEECHLESS”.

(twitter/queerstewart)
(twitter/ZENDAYAFANARMY)

CupcakKE direct messaged the teen to work out where they could stay and how much the teen needed.

Without help, Laya would have been homeless by the end of the week.

(twitter/ZENDAYAFANARMY)

CupcakKe donated at least $600 to the GoFundMe campaign.

(twitter/queerstewart)
(twitter/queerstewart)

The GoFundMe page has surpassed its goal of $800.

CupcakKe drew attention to the cause using her twitter platform of nearly 300k followers.

(twitter/ZENDAYAFANARMY)

People from the LGBTQ community loved seeing the positive outcome for the teen.

(twitter/ClaudiaLooks)

The acts of kindness towards the teen have motivated her to give back to the LGBTQ community and women of colour like herself.

She told her followers: “When I get back on my feet and find a stable place of my own or a nice place to stay I am gonna start a campaign for LGBTQ+ and WOC that happen to be in a place like the one I am in. ❤️”

(twitter/ZENDAYAFANARMY)

It’s not the first time CupcakKe has helped the LGBTQ community.

17-year-old Christian, from Texas was kicked out of his home after his mum found out he was gay, and the rapper offered to pay for him to stay in a hotel.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 02: Cupcakke performs on stage at NYLON + NYLON Guys Celebrate the Music Issue at House of Vans Brooklyn on June 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Nylon)
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CupcakKe is a long-standing ally of the LGBTQ community, rapping in her song LGBT: “F*** out my way when you see me / I’m rollin’ with the LGBT”.

Other celebrities like Michelle Visage have also used their positions to help the LGBTQ community.

More: celebrity, Charity, coming out, Cupcakke, entertainment, gay community, homeless, homeless LGBT youth, homelessness, LGBT, rap, rapper, US, US

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