R.Kelly Tells Virginia Tech to “Rise Up”

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By: Rizoh

      R. Kelly was so moved by the VA Tech massacre that he decided to pen an ode to the victims. “Rise Up,” a song geared to inspire healing in the aftermath of America’s deadliest shooting incident, will be available online May 15th. All proceeds from the sale of the song will go to the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund, according to Jive Records.

      R.Kelly was among the millions of Americans who watched a sad episode unfold on April 16th, when a VA Tech gunman opened fire on fellow students, killing 32 and injuring several others.

      The Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund (www.vt.edu/tragedy/memorial_fund) was established to assist the victims of the families with communications and comfort expenses, grief counseling, and memorials.