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Snoop Lion

I'm Donating to 6-Year-Old's Funeral Too

'We Need to Come Together'

9/12/2013 12:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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TO THE RESCUE -- the rapper just announced he's also giving money to help cover the funeral costs for a 6-year-old girl who was fatally shot last weekend in California.

Rapper The Game has already donated $10,000 to help pay the funeral bills for 6-year-old Tiana Ricks -- who was shot and killed when two men approached her family's Moreno Valley home and opened fire -- but sadly, Tiana's mom said the money wasn't enough to cover all the bills.

Snoop's rep wouldn't say exactly how much he donated, but sources close to Tiana's family tell TMZ the amount was $2,000.

Snoop has released a statement about the shooting, saying, "Little 6-year-old girls are not supposed to die from a gunshot. But it keeps happening ... Too many tears are being shed, too many young lives are being cut short. We need to come together to change this."

FYI, Snoop has Crip ties and Game openly identifies with the Bloods (a rival gang) ... so Snoop's really not kidding about the "coming together" stuff.

Snoop added, "Beautiful Tiana loved to play the piano -- she had a whole life ahead of her which she should have been filled with love and music."

Police are still on the hunt for the killers.

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Dead account Delete at will    

Why stop there Snoop. Up it one and start a fund for all kids who get gunned down in street violence. Don't just let it be a one person deal. Start a Snoop Foundation it. Make it part of a perm foundation and a lasting one. Leave a good legacy behind you !

316 days ago
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ZRGB    

A simple funeral is definitely coveredby 10 grand. That is ridiculous. It's sad her child died but why not let them figure out how to budget 10 grand and find another way to donate to a worthy cause instead of jumping on a bandwagon that was already fully funded. St Jude's has kids who are alive and whose parents cant fund their treatments.

316 days ago
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HoTMZ    

Why is he copying The Game? He's been rich and famous way longer and the first time he's giving back. All he does is smoke his weed and zone out into his own world like a selfish person.

316 days ago
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HoTMZ    

And Harvey asked that lady on TMZ live if she'd have a problem if Beibster was having alcohol instead of pot on the plane. Alcohol doesn't zone you out and disengage you from everyone around you il ur a boring selfish person in your own little world.

316 days ago
5.

Tazz    

Why isn't 10k enough for a small simple funeral? Doesn't sound right IMO. In NYC you can have a simple but nice for about $8500. Come on.

316 days ago
6.

Louie    

What about the little Hispanic girl who was killed the week before from a gangbanger?

316 days ago
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SouthXSider3    

Stupid monkeys

316 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Maybe its the new and improved treyvon bandwagon. I know, lets get all these artists together and raise 250k for the biggest baddest funeral NYC ever saw, we'll have guest performances, big top tents, DJ, drinks, you know the whole shebang.
Someone should start a celebrity guest list.

316 days ago
9.

Azi    

That's cool Snoop ! I could actually begin to have positive thoughts about you.

316 days ago
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latinaflava    

it don't matter how much the funeral cost.....if it wasn't for the stupid ass adults around her she would b playing her piano n being a kid....

316 days ago
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son_of_sam    

He wouldnt have giving any money
If the girl was white!!!!

316 days ago
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demoncat    

nice of snoop to join the cause but why not go a little bit farther and also set up a fund in the little girls name too. other wise a nice and touching gesture shows snoop lion has a big caring heart

316 days ago
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SouthXSider3    

No matter wut happens or how it happens rival gangs dont get together ...are they stupid. Thts breaking rule u retarded f**cks therefore f**k slobs & crabs... BIG SUR TRECE ESE...GAME U AINT GOT S#!T HOMIE...STEP UP SLOB U AINT ABOUT NADA AN NOTHING BUT MASA..."F**K SLOBS

316 days ago
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ABB    

Snoop dog, keep your money to buy more joints. This is just a cheap as publicity stunt. The guy who I never heard of before donated 10K *what does this say about you?*

316 days ago
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christy    

Typical ungrateful person wanting to make money off something terrible. $10k is plenty for a Childs funeral. I'd pull my money when the greed started to show! It's people like this that ruins kindness to other that would really appreciate it.

316 days ago
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