[MUSIC NEWS] Jay-Z and Beyonce Surprise Teen With $100,000 Scholarship During On the Run II Tour Stop in Arizona
Jay-Z and Beyonce are on a mission to gift 11 lucky students with a $100,000 scholarships and during their Arizona stop on the On the Run II Tour on Wednesday (Sept. 19), the couple surprised Mikayla Lowry with the gift.
Lowry was one of 19 Boys and Girls Club students who attended the show for free and was made aware of her award when DJ Khaled announced her as the winner. “They said my name, and I was like, ‘what?'” the teen said.
Money should be no issue for Jay, who recently topped Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-paid hip-hop acts. While Hov came in second last year to Diddy, the Brooklyn rapper took the top spot this year thanks to the $76.5 million he earned.
In related news, the man who rushed the stage during Jay and Beyonce’s stop in Atlanta was charged with simple battery. Although the couple said they wouldn’t be pressing charges, Atlanta police pursued their own. The man was originally issued a citation for disorderly conduct after he ran on stage and made contact with Hov.
Hov and Bey still have a few more scholarships to give out and will announce the winners during their stops in Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Clara, Calif., Seattle and more. The On the Run II Tour wraps up on Oct. 4 in Seattle.