Kevin Hart challenged his celebrity friends to donate money for Hurricane Harvey relief earlier this week, but not all of them appreciated the push.
New Orleans-based rapper Master P called out Hart for putting pressure on his colleagues, arguing that people are going to give what they can and don’t need to be shamed into doing so.
“I’m blessed that Kevin Hart made a donation, but I feel like he don’t have to do that because it’s not necessary,” he said in a TMZ video on Wednesday. “It really don’t matter what it is as long as you’re giving from your heart so I don’t think you have to do that with other people, just let them give from their heart.”
Hart launched a fund to benefit the American Red Cross response to the natural disaster in Texas earlier this week and publicly called on a number of famous friends, including Beyonce and “Jumanji” co-star Dwayne Johnson to contribute $25,000. As of Wednesday, the fund has raised more than $1 million.
“I think we participated in a lot of challenges on the internet, some meaningful, some meaningless, but we’ve all done them,” Hart said in an Instagram video challenging his friends to donate and spread the word.
Johnson accepted Hart’s challenge to give money, but declined to call out others to do the same.
“Kevin Hart, you issued the Hurricane Harvey challenge. I appreciate you, brother. I just donated my $25,000 to the Red Cross, my companies are donating money,” he said, sending support to the people of Houston. “I’m not going to call out my celebrity friends. You guys already know what to do in terms of donating money.”