ScHoolboy Q Gifted His Pink Grammys Hoodie To A Seriously Injured Fan

Katarina Baltazar shared her story on Instagram and heard back from the TDE artist.

February 24, 2017
ScHoolboy Q Gifted His Pink Grammys Hoodie To A Seriously Injured Fan Schoolboy Q and daughter Joy Hanley at the 2017 Grammys.   Christopher Polk/Getty

ScHoolboy Q and his daughter, Joy, killed it on the Grammys red carpet this year in their matching pink outfits. Q's pink hoodie had the words "GIRL POWER" on the chest while Joy looked fresh in a pink Gucci suit.


Overnight Q put his wardrobe to good use when he heard from a fan who was seriously injured in a car crash. Instagram user katabalt, a.k.a. Katarina Baltazar, shared a picture of her ScHoolboy Q merch, which was spattered with blood when she was involved in an accident that left her in a wheelchair. The fan explained how she suffered a concussion, fractured ribs, and a punctured right lung in the accident but refused to let paramedics cut the hoodie off her.

Views from my wheelchair. Behold, my most beloved @groovyq sweater that I wore on the day of the car accident. That blood is from the scratches and gashes from the broken glass window pieces, especially the hole it made underneath my chin. The paramedics rushed to the scene as fast as possible, bless their souls for saving my life and rushing me to a Trauma1 hospital in Fresno. They told me they needed to cut up my sweater but I wouldn't let them. Even with my fractured ribs I somehow made myself strip this piece of clothing to save it. At the time I didn't think of my concussion, shattered pelvis, fractured ankle, broken and dislocated toes, lacerated kidney and spleen, fractured ribs or my punctured right lung. No, I thought of @groovyq @topdawgent and how I was still finna rock this crippled or not.

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As seen in her tweet below, ScHoolboy Q replied to katabalt’s post and offered up three new sweaters plus the "GIRL POWER” hoodie he wore at the Grammys. He also tweeted her, “I got sum stuff for u… sorry about what Happened to u get well.”

She replied, "From all of the pain, challenges, tears and everything else that has brought me down from my accident this by far has brought me up the highest. Thank you for noticing me, being the person and artist you are, and making great art for your fans."

ScHoolboy Q recently revealed that he is half-way through making his next album. The follow up to 2016's Blank Face is expected to drop at some point later this year.

ScHoolboy Q Gifted His Pink Grammys Hoodie To A Seriously Injured Fan