July 24, 2008 / 3:16 AM / 9 years ago

Kanye West visits veterans on home turf

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Kanye West has joined forces with MTV for the documentary “Choose or Lose & Kanye West Present: Homecoming,” the next installment of the “Choose or Lose” campaign, which tells the stories of war veterans and the difficulties they face once they return home.

In the one-hour show, West and MTV host Sway Calloway pay surprise visits to recently returned Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans. West and Calloway give each veteran a financial gift -- paying off their debts, taking care of their rent or funding their tuition -- on behalf of MTV and the Dr. Donda West Foundation.

“I know my music inspires and helps a lot of people, but you can always do more,” West said via a statement. “I teamed up with MTV and took the opportunity to share the spotlight with these veterans and hear their stories. I went to their homes to listen and get their firsthand experiences. I wanted to hear their stories.”


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