21 Savage is doing his part to help educate the youth on the importance of financial literacy.
The Atlanta rapper was the musical guest on today’s episode of the Ellen DeGeneres Show where he performed his hit single “Bank Account” from his 2017 debut Issa Album. After performing the song, he presented a $21,000 check to the “21 Savage Bank Account Campaign” (in partnership with Get Schooled), which he said helps kids learn how to save money, make money, and open up bank accounts.
Rolling Stone notes Savage partnered with Get Schooled to teach the youth the differences between credit and debit cards, avoid being nickel-and-dimed by banking fees and the keys to creating and sticking with a budget.
Recently, Savage opened up to SSENSE about why he decided to stop wearing jewelry and focus more on real estate and “stocks and sh*t.”
“The richest people I’ve ever met didn’t have jewelry. I ain’t wearing no jewelry because I want to be rich! At first, motherf**kers do sh*t because they ain’t ever had nothing,” he told the publication. “A lot of these ni**as be having more jewelry than money in their bank account. I ain’t like that.”