Jay-Z & Beyonce Announces $2 Million ‘About Love’ HBCU Scholarship Fund

Jay-Z and Beyoncé put a portion of their wealth into a scholarship fund for HBCU universities.

The Carters came under heavy fire after they appeared in a new Tiffany & Co commercial that claimed Beyoncé was the first black woman to wear one of the company’s most expensive necklaces. Many followers online noted that there was nothing to be proud of, given the jewel company’s history when it comes to sourcing and selling blood diamonds.

However, it seems that the company is making amends as Beyoncé and Jay-Z announced a donation to Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on Wednesday morning.

According to the announcement, five HBCUs are set to benefit from the Love Scholarship program via BeyGOOD and the Shawn Carter Foundation following a spinoff of the jeweler’s “About Love” campaign in partnership with Beyoncé and Jay-Z earlier this month.

The $2 million will be used in scholarship funding for students pursuing studies in the arts and creative fields at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, Norfolk State University in Virginia, Bennett College in North Carolina, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and Central State University in Ohio.

President of Lincoln University said in a statement Dr. Brenda A. Allen thanked the billionaire couple for the donation.

“We would like to thank the Shawn Carter Foundation, BeyGOOD, The Carters and the Tiffany & Co. family for including Lincoln University in this amazing gift,” she began. “Lincoln has placed a high priority on supporting the arts and humanities on our campus. Providing financial support for students pursuing these majors enhances their ability to more fully engage their studies.”

Both artists have not commented on the criticisms faced by the campaign, but it seems that they have been paying keen attention to what their fans say. They have both shown support to HBCUs in the past, with Beyoncé funding scholarships through her BeyGOOD Foundation.

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Curren$y – Treat Em The Same Lyrics

[Hook: Curren$y]
Treat ’em all the same way
Treat ’em all the same way
Treat ’em all the same way
That’s just how the game played
Treat ’em all the same way
Treat ’em all the same way
Treat ’em all the same way
No feds
That’s just how the game played

[Verse 1: Curren$y]
Dime a dozen, going comin’
Flossin’, stuntin’
Them hoes love it, want more of it
From the oven, dress
My sweatpants they the same brand as my luggage
High end chilling
Jet living, Sachs Fifthing
Shopping, sipping, kinda tipsy
Bumped into something bad walking past Tiffany & Co
By tonight I’ll have her doing as I say though
Four switches gold Daytons on my stagecoach
Pretty things classy hoes get slayed all the same
Got game from my big bro
Spitta in your house what’s the zip code
I Heard they got some freaky lil’ women next door
Fo sho
[Hook: Curren$y]
Treat ’em all the same way
Treat ’em all the same way
Treat ’em all the same way
That’s just how the game played
Treat ’em all the same way
Treat ’em all the same way
Treat ’em all the same way
No feds
That’s just how the game played

[Verse 2: Corner Boy P]
True player, true blues, true to the game
Hard floors, Rollie dial, golden champagne
Game recognize, the real realize
Rims on little tires, candy bowties
Parking lot landlords when we brang ’em out
Can’t take these ho’s to the crib, you know they’ll run they mouths
Got one tinted, pull it over when I dig her out
And roll me one, drop her off won’t even smoke her out
I got a bitch that will leave me almost every night
So bad bitches come and go when your money right
And I’m in Balmain like it’s Polo, all my Nikes is white
Oh I ain’t nothing nice, I’m trynna fuck tonight
Awnser that text just don’t miss this jet hoe
Still got old money, Jordan Retros
Never pressed but I’mma need it like the same day
Treat ’em all the same way, planes on the runway

[Hook: Curren$y]
Treat ’em all the same way
Treat ’em all the same way
Treat ’em all the same way
That’s just how the game played
Treat ’em all the same way
Treat ’em all the same way
Treat ’em all the same way
No feds
That’s just how the game played
Treat ’em all the same way
Treat ’em all the same way
Treat ’em all the same way
That’s just how the game played
Treat ’em all the same way
Treat ’em all the same way
Treat ’em all the same way
No feds
That’s just how the game played

[Outro: Curren$y]
Treat ’em all the same way
Treat ’em all the same way
Treat ’em all the same way
That’s just how the game played