Bun B’s Hand In Hand Telethon Raised Over $40 Million For Hurricane Relief

The total amount raised was twice as much as the Port Arthur rapper had hoped.

Bun B’s Hand In Hand Telethon Raised Over $40 Million For Hurricane Relief Bun B and Scooter Braun attend Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief at Universal Studios, September 12, 2017.   Neilson Barnard / Getty Images

Bun B and Scooter Braun's Hand In Hand telethon on Tuesday raised more than $40 million for hurricane relief efforts, the rapper confirmed on Wednesday. "The last total I had, had us at $40 million. I’m still waiting on another total this morning," Bun told Revolt. According to CBS, the telethon — which featured Beyoncé, Drake, and many more — netted in upwards of $44 million.

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"My original goal was, I thought if we could get $20 million that would be a major effort and touch the people the way that we wanted to," Bun said. "But it just went above and beyond. The outpouring of emotion from the average person, the common man seeing this call for humanity and answering it."

A representative for Bun B was not immediately available for comment.

September 14, 2017
Bun B’s Hand In Hand Telethon Raised Over $40 Million For Hurricane Relief