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Snoop Dogg donates to 93-year-old woman fighting for her historic property

Snoop Dogg donates to 93-year-old woman fighting for her historic property

Josephine Wright's fight for her land now has the backing of the 'Gin and Juice' rapper.

Snoop Dogg has donated money to help a 93-year-old woman’s fight to save land which has been in her family since the Civil War.

Josephine Wright is being sued by Bailey Point investment LLC for property they want to develop.

Wright has lived in her home on Hilton Head, South Carolina, for the past 30 years and she and her husband retired from their jobs in New York City, USA Today reports.

Her husband died in 1998, however she is frequently visited at her ‘sanctuary’ by her 16 children, 40 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren.

Snoop Dogg has donated to Josephine Wright's GoFundMe.
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Now her sanctuary is under threat as property developers plan to force Wright out of her home more than 150 years since her family acquired the land.

Bailey Point Investment owns land on every side of her 1.8-acre property after acquiring it in 2014.

They’re planning on developing a 147-home subdivision in the area and the company tried to buy Wright’s home for just $39,000, she said.

The great-great grandmother has refused to sell her home and she’s putting up a legal fight. A GoFundMe has been created to help Wright with her legal fees and it has already surpassed $272,000 in donations.

Snoop Dogg is the latest celebrity to donate to the cause, with the chart-topping rapper posting about the donation on Instagram.

Josephine Wright's family have launched a GoFundMe to help her legal expenses.
GoFundMe

The legendary musician has thrown his support behind Wright, writing: “Josephine Wright we stand with u !!”

His $10,000 donation was made through his record label, Death Row Records.

Other celebrities including NBA star Kyrie Irving have donated to the page, with the Dallas Mavericks player giving Wright $40,000.

The two sides have gone back and forth, with Bailey Point Investment suing Wright in local court.

Wright obtained an attorney and filed a countersuit against Bailey Point.

The case received worldwide attention after an article appeared in Hilton Head’s Island Packet newspaper about the court battle in May. Civil rights attorney and former South Carolina Rep. Bakari Sellers tweeted the article to his 400,000 followers.

Media juggernaut Tyler Perry posted a local TV station’s report about Wright’s legal battle on Instagram, writing: “’I’ve pretty much been a fighter all my life’.

"Well, that makes two of us. Ms. Wright. Please tell where to show up and what you need to help you fight."

A hearing has been set for September 14 for both lawsuits.

UNILAD has contacted Bailey Point Investment LLC for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Phillip Faraone/Getty Images/WSAV-TV

Topics: Celebrity, News, US News