As you know, Oprah Winfrey has been catching a lot of flack for building a state-of-the-art school for girls in South Africa. Singer/rapper Tyrese Gibson (aka Black Ty) has jumped to Oprah’s defense.
“There is a staggering amount of millionaires and billionaires out in the world that do nothing to effect positive change within society,” said Tyrese.
“The fact that Oprah Winfrey took a monumental step to create a school in South Africa for the betterment of African children rather then just speak of change is commendable. The bible says- ‘No good deed shall go unpunished,’ and there are many critics out in the world turning up negative stones to find a flaw in this wonderful gift donated to South Africa by Oprah Winfrey. I stand with Oprah in the fight for change and positive world reform and I hope that people realize there will always be struggle and without struggle there is no progression. Please leave her alone and let the blessings she is offering outshine the public scrutiny she is facing.”
Tyrese is absolutely right on this one. Who gives anyone the right dictate to Oprah how to spend her hard-earned money? Here in the United States, we treasure good education and hopes of achieving the American Dream. Why then is it a problem when Oprah decides to give that same hope to impoverished kids in South Africa? I wonder if the same people who criticize Ms. Winfrey for spending her money on the betterment of lives would react if some stranger tells them exactly how they need to spend their money.
Also, does this mean that Black Ty will soon get dissed by 50 Cent who’s made it clear several times that he’s no fan of Oprah’s?