"I thought let's not throw these bras away let's donate them to the houses that create shelter for the people who suffer from domestic violence," he said.
Rapper Tech N9ne has put a rather peculiar situation to good use. The rapper from Kansas City, Missouri has cultivated a dedicated following and built a successful career for himself. He has also seen and apparently touched women's underwear and that too in all shapes and sizes, according to KSHB. "I guess it is a weird conversation but not to me because this is Strange Music," said the 44-year-old Kansas City rapper. "Stranger things happen."
It's not what you think. "My job is a good one," he joked. "I received the bras I give them to the needy. I noticed that the better we did on stage the more bras that came up on stage. We collected a lot of bras, so that means we have been doing really well on stage; so well that years back we did a song to speed up the process." Tech N9ne plays around 250 shows every year around the world.
This explains why he comes back home with something that's quite close to his fans' hearts (literally). Apparently throwing bras on stage at a Tech N9ne concert has become so popular, he often performs a song dedicated to women's chests to encourage the act. This is why he gets bras in all shapes and sizes and colors, some of them with words of encouragement or their phone numbers.
Tech N9ne has put these bras to good use. "We kept all of the bras," he said. "Not being sick or anything like that but I'm like we can donate these bras at the end of the tours and give them to people who might need them." Those people include domestic violence survivors at Hope House, a shelter that helps metro women and their children escape abusive homes. "When you are in a situation like that they tell you to get out and leave everything," said Tech N9ne.
"If you're in that situation just go for your safety. So I thought let's not throw these bras away let's donate them to the houses that create shelter for the people who suffer from domestic violence," he added. The rapper has his own story of abuse and survival. He's seen his own mother suffer at the hands of a man she loved. Her boyfriend reportedly beat her often, and so badly that she would end up in the hospital.
"I don't wish that upon any kid because I was one of those kids," he emotionally explained. "That's why I had to move from place to place--to get away from my mom's abusive boyfriend. That's why I call myself the "Kansas City King," because not only was I born in Missouri, but because my mom lived in an abusive household we had to move out to Kansas City, Kan. with my aunt because we were running from him."
Though this is something that happened nearly four decades ago, Tech said he's never let it go. "I will never forget that feeling," he said. "I will never forget seeing my mom in the hospital from getting beat up. I will never forget that. That is an image I will never be able to erase." This is also why he's made it a point to never throw away the bras that he gets during his show. For him, this is just a gesture that may help victims turn into survivors.