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Shawn Carter Foundation Gala

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Jay-Z might’ve once again run afoul of the culture by criticizing Colin Kaepernick’s handling of his Saturday workout for NFL teams, but the living Hip-Hop legend continues to do good for those in need and this past weekend was no different.

On Saturday night (Nov. 16) Jay-Z threw a one-night only charity event for the Shawn Carter Foundation and was able to raise $6 million thanks to a star-studded guest list that attended the gala and donated their time and money.

Complex is reporting that entertainment heavyweights such as Tyler Perry, Meek Mill and even Robert Kraft made their way to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida for the intimate one-time affair. Headlined by an exclusive performance by Alicia Keys, attendees were also treated to a high stakes game of blackjack hosted by Hova himself with a $100K buy-in and a $500K jackpot. Word is technology entrepreneur Marcelo Claure beat out Jay-Z and Yo Gotti to walk away with the half-a-mil purse. Had Jay won you know it would’ve looked too suspect to everyone in attendance. Just saying.

As for the $6 million raised at the event, proceeds will be going to the Shawn Carter Foundation which Jay founded with his mother, Gloria Carter, back in 2003. The foundation provides low-income students with scholarships, college workshops, and the opportunity to study abroad.

Love him or hate him, Jay out here trying to do what he can with what he has. Can’t be mad at that.

Check out photos from the night of opulence, for a good cause, below.

Jay-Z Raised $6 Million At The Shawn Carter Foundation Gala [Photos]  was originally published on hiphopwired.com

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HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 16: JAY-Z and Yo Gotti attend the Shawn Carter Foundation Gala at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on November 16, 2019 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Shawn Carter Foundation) photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,waist up,music,two people,jay-z,gala,gulf coast states,casino,seminole hard rock hotel & casino,hollywood – florida,modern rock,yo gotti,florida – us state

2. Shawn Carter Foundation Gala

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HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) Swizz Beatz, Meek Mill, Eddie Rosario, JAY-Z, Fabolous, Mr. Ruggs, Alex Todd and Kyle Thousand attend the Shawn Carter Foundation Gala at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on November 16, 2019 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Shawn Carter Foundation) photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,music,medium group of people,jay-z,gala,gulf coast states,casino,seminole hard rock hotel & casino,hollywood – florida,modern rock,swizz beatz,meek mill,florida – us state,eddie rosario

3. 2019 Shawn Carter Foundation Gala – Arrivals

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HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 16: Dapper Dan arrives at the Shawn Carter Foundation Gala at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on November 16, 2019 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams/Film Magic) vertical,color image,photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,looking at camera,arrival,smiling,blue,well-dressed,eyeglasses,jay-z,gala,gulf coast states,dj khaled,three quarter length,casino,shirt,spotted,seminole hard rock hotel & casino,hollywood – florida,blazer – jacket,waistcoat,black blazer,open collar,white color,black color,florida – us state,cravat,dapper dan

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HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 16: Marcelo Claure and JAY-Z attend the Shawn Carter Foundation Gala at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on November 16, 2019 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Shawn Carter Foundation) photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,waist up,music,two people,jay-z,gala,gulf coast states,casino,seminole hard rock hotel & casino,hollywood – florida,modern rock,florida – us state

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HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 16: JAY-Z, Yo Gotti and Meek Mill attend the Shawn Carter Foundation Gala at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on November 16, 2019 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Shawn Carter Foundation) photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,music,three people,jay-z,gala,gulf coast states,casino,seminole hard rock hotel & casino,hollywood – florida,modern rock,meek mill,yo gotti,florida – us state

6. Shawn Carter Foundation Gala

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HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 16: Marcelo Claure and JAY-Z attend the Shawn Carter Foundation Gala at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on November 16, 2019 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Shawn Carter Foundation) photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,topix,waist up,music,two people,jay-z,gala,gulf coast states,casino,seminole hard rock hotel & casino,hollywood – florida,modern rock,bestpix,florida – us state

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HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) Juan “OG” Perez, Yo Gotti, JAY-Z and Marcelo Claureattend the Shawn Carter Foundation Gala at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on November 16, 2019 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Shawn Carter Foundation) photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,music,four people,jay-z,gala,gulf coast states,three quarter length,casino,seminole hard rock hotel & casino,hollywood – florida,modern rock,yo gotti,florida – us state

8. 2019 Shawn Carter Foundation Gala – Arrivals

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HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 16:(L-R) Fabolous and Emily B arrive at the Shawn Carter Foundation Gala at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on November 16, 2019 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams/Film Magic) vertical,color image,photography,celebrities,people,formalwear,full length,evening gown,arts culture and entertainment,usa,arrival,purse,two people,dress,jay-z,gala,gulf coast states,dj khaled,silver colored,shoe,bow tie,tuxedo,casino,metallic,shirt,clutch bag,floor length,seminole hard rock hotel & casino,hollywood – florida,suede,off shoulder,black dress,velvet,mermaid dress,maxi dress,maxi length,black shoe,white shirt,suede shoe,silver purse,metallic purse,evening bag,ostrich feather,three quarter length sleeve,white color,black color,florida – us state,fabolous – musician,tuxedo suit

9. 2019 Shawn Carter Foundation Gala – Arrivals

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HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) Nicole Tuck and DJ Khaled arrives at the Shawn Carter Foundation Gala at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on November 16, 2019 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams/Film Magic) vertical,color image,photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,usa,arrival,two people,jay-z,gala,gulf coast states,dj,dj khaled,three quarter length,casino,seminole hard rock hotel & casino,hollywood – florida,florida – us state,nicole tuck

10. Shawn Carter Foundation Gala

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HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) Bill Bean, Juan “OG” Perez, Yo Gotti, Marcelo Claure and Jay-Z attend the Shawn Carter Foundation Gala at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on November 16, 2019 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Shawn Carter Foundation) photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,music,jay-z,gala,gulf coast states,casino,five people,seminole hard rock hotel & casino,hollywood – florida,modern rock,bean,yo gotti,florida – us state

11. Shawn Carter Foundation Gala

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HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 16: Marcelo Claure, JAY-Z and Yo Gotti attend the Shawn Carter Foundation Gala at Hard Rock Live! in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on November 16, 2019 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Shawn Carter Foundation) photography,celebrities,people,arts culture and entertainment,attending,horizontal,usa,topix,music,medium group of people,jay-z,gala,gulf coast states,casino,seminole hard rock hotel & casino,hollywood – florida,modern rock,yo gotti,florida – us state

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