Trey Songz is currently facing the heat on social media after revealing he gave $50 to a Nairobi child beggar.

The drama started hours ago after the American singer, who is in Kenya for the new season of Coke Studio, revealed that while walking the streets of Nairobi, he met a child street beggar holding up a cup, asking for alms.

Touched by the image of the boy begging for alms, Trey Songz gave the child the equivalent of $50, posed for a photo with the child, and posted same on his Instagram.

Something about how big and beautiful his spirit was, while holding an empty cup put a lot of things in perspective for me,” the singer said, adding, “[I’m]overwhelmed with gratitude in these moments. Love my people so much.”

While many applauded his kindness to the child, some other have accused him of exploiting the child for social media gains.

Upset by the negative reactions, Trey Songz clapped back at a few people, stating that he has a foundation that feeds the needy, plus he gave out $50 to every beggar he met on the streets of Nairobi yesterday.

See the exchange:


Do you think Trey was bragging about giving the boy alms? Could he possibly have gotten the boy off the streets?

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