On Sunday, Kevin Hart posted an Instagram video that called upon his fellow famous people to donate money to the Houston-area residents whose lives are being uprooted by the seemingly relentless fury of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey. "This shit is unbelievable," Hart said. "I think we've participated in a lot of challenges on the internet, some meaningful, some meaningless. But we've all done 'em. I've been a person that's partaken in several of 'em. At this point, I'm going to start a real challenge."
He then added that he's donating $25k (which has since been doubled to $50k) to the victims and the Red Cross, before challenging "The Rock, Steve Harvey, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake [and] Jerry Seinfeld," to do the same.
While that would seem to be a good gesture, regardless of how much their combined net worths are (they could empty their bank accounts and not come close to paying for the $50 billion in damage and lost economic activity) one such celebrity, who we'll call Master P, was not entirely digging the fact that Hart called out other A-listers by name.
In the video that you can see at the top of this page, Master P said in footage obtained by TMZ that he was "blessed" that Hart made a donation, but wasn't necessarily approving of the public method in which he did it.
"A lot of people are going to do what they want to do, it's their money," he said. "We made a [substantial] donation but it don't matter what it is as long as you're giving from your heart. I don't think you have to [ask for specific donations]—just let them give from their heart."
He also said that donations to charitable organizations in the form of food, water, and transport can work well in lieu of cash.