Life on reality television doesn’t mean that you don’t have a grip on reality. Whether on camera or off, some of your favorite VH1 celebrities are out here supporting causes that are near and dear to their hearts and y’all didn’t even know it. At the VH1 Trailblazer Honors we’re honoring celebs who are committed to making a difference. Tune in on June 28th at 9:30PM ET/PT!
1. The ladies of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta covered the graduation fees for 10 high school seniors.
The ladies of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta surprised a few lucky high school seniors by paying off their graduation dues and senior fees.
Today was amazing we surprised 10 senior students with their senior fees. It was such an amazing feeling, To see their faces light up. Thank you God you have put us In a position to be able to be a blessing to others and that’s what life is all about! Thanks Columbia High School for giving us this opportunity and welcoming us to your school today❤ #lhhatl giving back
2. Remy Ma started a foundation for women who were incarcerated.
The Remy Ma Foundation seeks to “Connect women to care and resources who’ve experienced the devastating impact of incarceration.” They provide support, resources, and even give makeovers to women who have been released from prison. They hope that, “by doing so, [they] help generate healthy minds and make positive thinkers of women, many of whom have endured traumatic experiences.”
She is also in the midst of starting a fertility fund for women who have trouble conceiving, but lack the money for fertility treatments.
3. Don Benjamin donated $100,000 to Peace Over Violence after winning ‘Scared Famous.’
The model worked hard throughout the show to prove himself at the top contender and ended up winning the grand prize. He donated his winnings to Peace Over Violence.
4. Cisco Rosado stepped up for one of his followers and bought her kids presents for Christmas.
“Y’all show me a lot of love on Instagram, so I’m gonna show you a lot of love in return,” the member of the creep squad told his followers last Christmas Eve. But Cisco Rosado wasn’t creepin’ when he decided to buy one of his followers all of the gifts that she would need for her kids last Christmas. After her significant other left her for his side chick, Cisco swooped in to make sure that they had an amazing holiday regardless.
5. Yandy, Anais, Juju, and the cast of Love & Hip Hop went all the way to St. Maarten for charity.
6. Evelyn Lozada donated her time and support to PETA and their anti-fur ads.
The Basketball Wives star decided to bare it all for PETA, proving that you don’t need to wear fur to be sexy AF.
7. Snoop Dogg has his own youth football league.
Just call him Coach Snoop! Snoop Dogg started the Snoop Youth Football League in 2005 and 1,300 kids in the Los Angeles are participating. Not only does the league provide kids the opportunity to play a team sport, build character, and learn discipline, it also “provides opportunities for many children to ride on an airplane, travel to states that they never dreamed of going, and play in the most prestigious stadiums in the United States.”
8. TI and Tiny have made more charitable donations than we can keep track of.
From Black Panther screenings to donating to causes like Colin Kaepernick‘s Million Dollar Pledge, perhaps the most charitable celebs on the list are TI and his wife Tiny. Way back in 2010, the couple started For the Love of Our Fathers, a foundation that brings awareness to, and raises money for, Alzheimer’s disease. TI also launched the “Give Like a King” campaign, which is meant to aid veterans. He has lead youth education initiatives, donated to hurricane relief, and is a truly charitable icon.