Target shoppers got a pleasant surprise this week when a guardian Instagrammer swooped in to pay their bills. Instagram star and rapper Fatboy Sse aims to “spread love and make the world smile,” and he does so by handing out cash.
The New Jersey local was in California this week for the premiere of The After Party, and apparently took some time to do a little Target shopping. He shared videos on Instagram of customers in shock as he approaches them with a wad of cash, handing bills to the cashiers and saying, “it’s on me today.” In the first video, a customer can be heard saying, “are you serious?” before Fatboy Sse pays her $100+ bill. Young boys filling her cart inform her that he’s “from the internet.” He pays another woman’s $56.75 bill, and doesn’t even use her coupons.
Fatboy Sse, who just made his acting debut in The After Party, paid for at least three Target shoppers. “SPREADING LOVE EVERYDAY ❤ MAKE THE WORLD SMILE 😊❤❤❤,” he captioned the post.
The post has 540k likes. While most of the commenters are amazed by his generosity, some are finding fault in the act. The major problem people have is with who he chose to donate to. “idk about this tho. Giving money to white people so they can like us. I mean not all white ppl hate us and I don’t think she didn’t have enough money, I think fat boy just came out of nowhere and said “I’m paying”. Cool thing to do but is it necessary, eh probably not,” one person wrote. “My dawg targeted all the milfs 😂 you ain’t slick lmao,” said another. “Why all white women?” another follower commented. “Man start helpin black people bro these mfs already got it.”
Many fans came to his defense, saying things like, “Spreading love knows no race, color, ethnicity or sex. Love shit like this.”
This is the norm for Fatboy Sse, who’s known to hand out money from time to time. In May, he showed up at a high school prom in New Jersey and gave money to a few lucky teens. He’s shared videos in which he’s handing out money to students in Jamaica, and money and new underwear to homeless men and women. In April, he showed up at Paterson mayoral contender Pedro Rodriguez’s campaign headquarters during a rally for Fetty Wap’s endorsement giving out $20 bills. “He’s a social media celebrity,” Rodriguez told NewJersey.com. “It’s part of his act. It’s something he has done many times.”
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