Nas donating money from U.k. show to Amy Winehouse Foundation. Getty images
In honour of the late singer Amy Winehouse, rapper Nas has decided to donate money from the sales of tickets for an upcoming show in London to her charity organisation.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse, revealed that Nas would be donating £1 (R11.20) from every ticket sold.
“Nas has announced that £1 from every ticket sold for his London concert taking place at the 02 on 19th March 2013 will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation,” he said.
The co-founder of the Foundation also added that the rapper would be attedning their gala event while in the country.
"Amy and Nas had a special relationship and he will also be at our New York Gala event on 21st March 2013”, he said.
Amy and Nas had worked together on a couple of songs including a track titled: Cherry Wine which is featured on Nas’ tenth studio album Life Is Good.
The rapper is due to perform at London's O2 Arena on 19 March with support from fellow US rapper Meek Mill.
Amy Winehouse died of alcohol intoxication in July 2011 at the age of 27. The foundation was set-up shortly after her death in her honour to support charitable activities that provide help, support or care for young people.