AceShowbiz - Lil Baby is another celebrity to be saluted with his own day in Atlanta. Having received the honor, the "Drip Too Hard" rapper took to social media to express his gratitude.
Born and raised in the Oakland City neighborhood, the 27-year-old received a proclamation from the Atlanta City Council at a Sunday, November 13 ceremony. He received the recognition thanks to his success in the music industry and his "generous" philanthropic efforts.
Baby also launched his Four the People Foundation that day. To mark the special occasion, he declared on Instagram, "November 13th Is Officially Dominique 'Lil Baby' Jones Day In Atlanta !! Thank You."
Baby has been known for giving back to his community. Back in August 2021, he treated kids from his hometown of Atlanta to several free bikes. He also presented them with a refurbished basketball court. Just weeks prior to that, the hip-hop star donated laptops, school supplies and new clothes to Atlanta kids in a back-to-school drive.
In June, the "Do We Have a Problem?" spitter bought all of the shoes at a local Footlocker store for families in his hometown. After a video of him leaving the store with the sneakers made its way online, he clarified on Instagram Story that the giveaway is just light work for him.
"Buying shoes ain't what I mean by saving community or giving back!!" he said at that time. "That was some s**t I did cause I seen a lot of them had on flip flops. When I say save community, I mean centers, programs, jobs. You can't imagine the s**t I don't post."
Later in July, Baby teamed up with restaurateur Lemont Bradley to provide 100 jobs to people, specifically those under the age of 21, in his hometown. "We are looking to give out 100 jobs to teenagers and young adults in the metro-Atlanta," the pair said in a joint statement. "With the crime rate surrounding scams, robbery, and even murder being so high, we are looking to provide a positive outlet and revenue stream to those who are looking for an income."