JAY-Z to host gala weekend featuring Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Meek Mill

The Shawn Carter Foundation Gala Weekend will take place on November 15 & 16.

October 19, 2019
JAY-Z to host gala weekend featuring Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Meek Mill

Later this fall, Jay Z will host the inaugural Shawn Carter Foundation Gala Weekend, boasting appearances by Alicia Keys, Meek Mill, and more. On November 15-16 in Hollywood, Florida, the rapper, entrepreneur, and philanthropist will host a pair of events at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino including an invitation-only, high roller Blackjack tournament, with rapper Meek Mill set to participate and buy-ins starting at $100,000. The following night will feature a Black Tie gala with a special concert by Alicia Keys.

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Proceeds from the weekend are set to go to the Shawn Carter Foundation's scholarship fund, "bus tours, study abroad opportunities, and community goodwill programs for youth and families in need," according to an official statement. Besides Meek and Keys, it's likely that other stars like Beyoncé and Rihanna will also be in attendance.

“Equipping our youth with the tools to succeed will always be a priority for me and my family," the rapper said about the event's mission. "I’m looking forward to continuing that mission at this year’s Shawn Carter Foundation Gala Weekend, where we’ll celebrate our scholars and continue to support young people in a meaningful way.”

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JAY-Z to host gala weekend featuring Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Meek Mill