GloRilla is maximizing her rookie season with charitable acts — fans can just check out how she’s been treating her alma institution to see just how generous she is.
To celebrate the highlights of her career, she sent her high school a check for $25,000, to the shock and delight of the student body and school board.
Glo was back in Memphis on Thursday at Martin Luther King Prep High School, where she made a donation to the school’s arts programs to help nurture future talent.
MLK Prep Director Chiquita Perry welcomed the donation in front of students and faculty, and Glo called it a blessing to be able to give back, similar to her last hit.
Glo’s donation follows Cardi B’s visit to her high school earlier this month, where she presented the institution with a massive check for $100,000.
As luck would have it, the two rap superstars are collaborating on Glo’s upcoming track Tomorrow 2, which is due out Friday.
Glo is a major contender for hip-hop’s Rookie of the Year award for 2022. Her breakthrough single “FNF (Let’s Go)” was released in April and peaked at number 49 on the Billboard Hot 100. She now has her lucrative 500 US dollars brought in K contract with Yo Gotti.
Cardi B took to Twitter on Wednesday (September 21) to promote her upcoming duet with GloRilla, Tomorrow 2. The rapper captioned a photo of the single’s party-ready cover, “Tomorrow 2 ft. Me.”
For her part, GloRilla gave fans a hint at the lyrics by tweeting, “BUT DATS WHY I LUV TOMORROW,” followed by a series of gold trophies and green tick emojis, and finished with, “It’s official me and my girl @iamcardib Connected for TOMORROW 2 DROPPING FRIDAY 23.9. @ MIDNIGHT … save the below Let’s gooooooo.”
The song will be Cardi’s first release since she donated $100,000 to the Bronx middle school she attended as a child earlier this month, and it will be presented on Friday.
Glo, née Gloria Woods, and her older brother were not allowed to listen to rap for most of their upbringing in the Frayser neighborhood of North Memphis.
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Her mother, a woman of God, kept the radio in Memphis tuned to 95.7 Hallelujah FM; Until she got her own phone in her late teens, GloRilla only listened to rap outside of the house. By the time she reached MLK Prep in tenth grade, she had stricter uniform requirements and longer hours of instruction than other city schools. She said she despised it.
Things changed when she moved in with her more forgiving father during her junior year of high school.
At her new school, where she had less social contact with other students, she became interested in rap after realizing her church singing wasn’t good enough to get her far.
Before uploading music to the internet, her rap name was supposed to be Big Glo, but a close cousin suggested changing it to GloRilla as it was more memorable. She ran with it and released the 2019 mixtape Most Likely Up Next, which was inspired by yearbook superlatives.
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