Maggie Rogers and Travis Scott, two of pop music’s hottest rising artists, hope to bring more attention (and money) to reproductive healthcare organizations like Planned Parenthood as the newly-implemented abortion restriction laws in states like Alabama continue to dominate headlines.
Scott was in Gulf Shores, Alabama over the weekend where he was scheduled to perform at Hangout Music Festival. During his headlining set on Saturday, the rapper revealed over the microphone that he would donate the all of his festival merchandise proceeds from Saturday’s sales to Planned Parenthood.
“We feel for those out in Alabama,” Scott could be heard addressing the audience in a video captured by a fan at the event. “I love y’all and I just want everyone to know that love is the strongest thing we can have.”
Rogers, who is currently in the midst of her own world tour in promotion of her 2019 debut album, Heard It In A Past Life, also took to social media over the weekend to offer a rebuttal to the ultra-conservative abortion laws being put into place in the southern state. Rogers’ fans took her up on her pledge shared on Friday in which she promised to donate her merch income on that day to The Yellowhammer Fund, an organization that provides reproduction healthcare funding for women in Alabama. Amazingly, her fans purchased a whopping $17,500 in merch in support of the progressive health initiative.
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Rogers is currently on her way to Australia where she’ll begin the next international leg of her world tour with a show at Astor Theatre Perth in Perth on Tuesday. Fans can also catch Scott at numerous festivals coming up in the summer months, including Made In America, Something In The Water, and ESSENCE Festival, just to name a few.