Joey answers phones at the BET SOS for Haiti Telethon (FEB 5th)
Stars from Chris Brown and Mary J. Blige to Ludacris and Diddy came to Miami’s American Airlines Arena for BET’s “SOS Save Ourselves. Help for Haiti” telethon on Friday (February 5), expressing the extreme need for aid to the country that was devastated by a 7.0 earthquake last month. Backstage, the message was just as powerful.
“Tonight is definitely about the spirit of giving,” Keri Hilson told MTV News backstage. “No one is paid to be here. We’re all here because it was in our spirit. We felt compelled to do something, do what was in our means. We’re performers. We get up there and perform for Haiti. Whatever is what you do at home, you can do for Haiti. If you have pennies in your change tray — you don’t have to be rich. People have a misconception that only the wealthy can help Haiti. But no, you can devote your time, do whatever it is you can do. That’s why I’m here. I would love to spread that message. Do whatever is in your means, but do something.” [source]