Autistic Rapper 50 Tyson to Perform at Autism Benefit Walk
50 Tyson has announced that he will be partnering with the Autism Society of Minnesota to perform at their 11th Annual Steps of Hope fundraiser on Sunday, March 6.
The autistic rapper rose to fame in 2009 after his ‘I Ain’t Gonna Lie‘ video went viral, receiving well over 5 million views. Since then the teenage YouTube sensation, who received his monker due to his striking resemblance to rapper 50 Cent and boxing legend Mike Tyson, reportedly signed with former NBA star Troy Hudson’s Hudson Records, and continues to use his fame to raise awareness for his condition, which effects 1 in 110 people across the nation.
“I am excited to be able to do my part to raise money for autism research,” the rapper, born Antonio Henderson-Davis, explained. “As an autistic rapper, it’s important that I demonstrate to other autistic individuals that you too can live out your dreams and not let autism slow you down.”
More than 1,500 people are expected to join in this year’s fundraising walk, which begins at the Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Proceeds from the Autism Society of Minnesota’s Steps of Hope walk will help provide support and care for local Minnesotans living with autism. For more information, or to join in the walk, click here.
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