Hundreds of soon-to-be mothers and fathers received a surprise from rapper Kash Doll at the 7th Annual Breastfeeding Awareness Community Baby Shower at the Samaritan Center on Detroit’s east side. While the attendees were learning about the benefits of breastfeeding, infant mortality rates, and becoming new parents, Kash Doll stopped by to offer words of encouragement and even performed her hit single “Ice Me Out.”
“Knowing that a lot of women in Michigan listen to my music, I wanted to come here and give them a word so that they can birth healthy, beautiful babies,” said Kash Doll, who is from Detroit’s west side. “I’m a healthy adult because my mom breastfed me and I want our babies to be healthy as well. It starts from the womb, so I felt it was important to be here and talk to the pregnant women here.”
The event was hosted by the Detroit Health Department, The Women’s Infant and Children Program, and the Wayne County Community Action Agency. It offered new and expecting moms and dads advice on having children, breastfeeding, offered resources and services, and even gave away cribs, diapers, and much more.
“This is a wonderful program for mothers all over Detroit,” said Makayla Reeves, who is expecting her first child next month. “The resources and advice they offer you here are a lifesaver. As a first-time mom, it was important for me to learn about why I should breastfeed and what to expect. I got all of that here and more. It was also great to have Kash Doll here supporting us.”
Kash Doll is an avid supporter of empowering women in her hometown. She does prom giveaways for young ladies and paid tuition for several young women to attend phlebotomy school late last year in Detroit. Sure, Kash Doll is a superstar in the rap game, and her time is valuable, but she always finds it in her heart and schedule to give back to those who can relate to her the most in Detroit.
“I will always use my platform and all that I have to offer in a positive light,” Kash Doll said.