Memphis rapper GloRilla gives back to Frayser school in a big way

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Former MLK College Prep student Gloria Woods, “GloRilla,” returned to her former high school for a surprise performance and to present the school with a check to assist students in need.

The event was presented by Shelby County Commissioners Charlie Caswell (District 6) and Mickell Lowery (District 8).

“She is proof that no matter where you come from, you can defy the odds and be successful if you stay focused,” Commissioner Caswell said. “She’s giving kids in Frayser and around the county hope, and we want to celebrate that.”

Woods is the first female artist to sign to fellow Memphian, Yo Gotti, CMG label.

“We are beyond excited that our former student is returning to the halls she once walked as a student,” MLK College Prep Principal Chiquita Perry said. “We are extremely proud of Ms. Woods and thankful for her acts of service, leadership, and fellowship in her community.”

But, GloRilla’s generosity didn’t stop at her giving her time and talent. The Memphis rapper also handed MLK College Prep a $25,000 check.

The event happened at MLK College Prep on Sep. 22 at 2 PM.