While many musicians have taken to livestreaming performances during the coronavirus lockdown, some wealthy pop stars are now sending their fans cash to help out during the shutdown.
Uproxx reports that Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X and Megan Thee Stallion have all offered financial support to some of their biggest fans, and now comes word that Ariana Grande has been secretly sending cash via Venmo to fans in need.
According to TMZ:
We're told in at least 10 instances -- maybe more -- Ariana had connected with fans who've lost their jobs and sent them a cash donation ... via Venmo.
Fans have told us they've received Venmo payments ranging from $500 to $1,500 ... and it's something she's been doing on the down-low the past few days.
Our sources say Grande's donations seem to be random luck of the draw based on her Twitter interactions ... other than that, she's focusing on those really in a pinch and out of work. She's especially sympathetic to people who have lost their job in the retail industry.
One guy apparently got some Venmo money shortly after telling Grande he was short on rent for April because he was no longer pulling in a paycheck.
Sending cash to fans is certainly an incredibly kind gesture, and Grande and other pop stars deserve credit for their generosity. But given unemployment numbers attributed to coronavirus, there lots more folks that need help during this time of crisis.