Lil Baby threw an extravagant L.O.L Dolls-themed birthday party for George Floyd's daughter
- Rapper Lil Baby threw a surprise birthday party for George Floyd's daughter, Gianna, to celebrate her seventh birthday.
- Forbes reported former NBA player Stephen Jackson and two restaurant owners helped execute the socially distanced celebration that took place at The Pink Hotel event venue in Atlanta, Georgia.
- "This is a very difficult time for my daughter, so we're very grateful that our extended family is creating such a special experience for Gianna on her first birthday without her father," Roxie Washington, Gianna's mother, told Forbes.
Rapper Lil Baby threw a birthday party for George Floyd's daughter on her seventh birthday in Atlanta, Georgia, last week.
The L.O.L Dolls-themed birthday party took place at The Pink hotel event venue on Wednesday, just shy of seven months after Floyd's death on May 25 after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes.
The rapper, who was born Dominique Jones, funded the small and socially distanced event with the help of two local restaurant owners and former NBA player Stephen Jackson, Floyd's close friend.
"This is a very difficult time for my daughter, so we're very grateful that our extended family is creating such a special experience for Gianna on her first birthday without her father," Gianna's mother, Roxie Washington, told Forbes.
A photo from Gianna's party posted online by Jackson shows the 7-year-old getting a pedicure. Another photo shows several party attendees in matching t-shirts that say "Happy Birthday Gianna."
"L.o.l Surprise Birthday Party Thank you so much @lilbaby_1 for coming and help me celebrate my 7th Birthday," the 7-year-old wrote on her Instagram page.
The party comes after Lil Baby released a protest anthem "The Bigger Picture" to highlight Black Lives Matter protests held across the US after Floyd's death. The song earned two Grammy nominations and was accompanied by a music video that shows the rapper attending protests for Floyd in Atlanta.
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