AceShowbiz - Meek Mill has gone above and beyond to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Answering to Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin's "All In Challenge", the "Going Bad" rapper donated his 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom to be auctioned off in a charity fundraiser to feed the hungry in the midst of the crisis.
On Tuesday, April 14, the 32-year-old MC turned to Instagram to share the news with his fans and followers. Posting a short video about his acceptance to the challenge, he told viewers, "I'm in a position where I can help out, so you know me, they said 'all in' and I came right out the door with my biggest car, my favorite car."
In an accompanying caption, the "All Eyes on You" spitter directed people to "go to the link in my bio to get in on the auction & bid on my own 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom that I'm putting up to help feed the hungry and those who need it during this wild time." He further nominated three other celebrities, James Harden, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and LeBron James, to participate in the challenge.
The opening bid to Mill's "favorite" 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom started at $200,000. It has since collected 3 bids, with the latest bid at press time reaching $310,000.
Rubin launched the challenge with the goal of "uniting the sports, business and entertainment communities to start the largest digital fundraising movement ever by raising tens of millions of dollars or more to help provide food for the growing number of people in need that COVID-19 crisis has created!" He added, "So I'm challenging every athlete, sports team owner, sports league, artist, celebrity and business titan to go all in with me."
The Philadelphia 76ers co-owner set the rule that every participant needed "to give away one of your most cherished possessions or create a once-in-a-lifetime fan experience that will be auctioned off at allinchallenge.com" and not just "some run-of-the-mill item." He further pointed out, "And one last rule - you must challenge a few others to do the same."
Aside from Mill, a number of A-listers have taken part in the challenge. Yo Gotti gave away his "platinum presidential Rolex watch and my luxury tour bus to help feed the hungry during this challenging time." Justin Bieber offered to fly to the highest bidder's town to sing his hit "One Less Lonely Girl". Magic Johnson, Peyton Manning, Alex Rodriguez, Kevin Hart and Rob Lowe have also participated.