Hip-Hop & R&B Community Respond to Japan Earthquake
Many members of the music community have sought to reach out to the people of Japan via social networking platform Twitter, offering their support and prayers just hours after the country was hit with a devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake is reportedly the most powerful in Japan's recorded history, creating 30-foot tsunami waves which have swept across the country, leaving hundreds dead and hundreds more missing, with tens of thousands of people displaced from their homes.
"My prayers go out to everyone in japan!!!" Chris Brown wrote. "We have to love one another and come together as a planet!!!!"
Fellow singer Ne-Yo tweeted."GOD BLESS JAPAN. My prayers go out to the people of japan hit by that terrible earthquake and tsunami, as well as the people of hawaii."
The outreach has come from all across the map, from entertainers, athletes and celebrities to fans. "I know were all busy...BUT pay attention the the news people...this could be YOU!!!" tweeted legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff. "Prayers sent out."
"My prayers go out to everyone in Japan and families affected," wrote rapper Lil Kim.
Nicki Minaj opted to let others speak for her, re-tweeting Red Cross info and the words of a fan, "Sending my thoughts n prayers out to Japan. And anywhere else affected by the earthquake/tsunami."
In the pop world, teen idol Justin Bieber wrote a heartfelt tribute to the Tsunami-torn country. "Japan is one of my favorite places on earth...it's an incredible culture with amazing people. My prayers go out to them. We all need to help."