• Miz Korona. Courtesy photo.

GoFundMe Campaign Launched for Lesbian Detroit Rapper Miz Korona

By |2021-05-24T09:44:57-04:00May 14th, 2021|COVID-19, Michigan, News|

Detroit-based rapper Miz Korona is best-known for her role in the movie “8 Mile,” for being named Female Artist of the Year at the Detroit Music Awards and last year’s “The Virus” EP. In recent months, she has fallen on hard times following multiple battles with COVID-19 and a diagnosis that requires her to have surgery this summer.

“Miz Korona has been faced with persevering through her parents’ multiple bouts with coronavirus in addition to her own battles with the illness on two separate occasions,” said  Miz Korona’s friend Alexis Draper who created a GoFundMe page to help the artist with her health care costs. “Though she has been able to bring her normal level of perspective, creativity and ingenuity to the world by releasing ‘The Virus’ EP with an accompanying merchandise capsule, and officially launching the high-end streetwear brand Triple Peaks, Miz Korona now needs our support to survive another battle.”

Korona now needs to undergo a corrective and preventative procedure to address injuries sustained to her ACL and meniscus this summer. The surgery and its recovery time means that she will not be able to work and support herself as usual. For Korona, who has been busy on the scene since releasing her debut project in ’94, that has been especially difficult.

“Working within the limitations of COVID-19 as a performing artist and entrepreneur, Miz Korona has been able to plan for stable care and provision during her six-month recovery period. However, because of the nature of the injury that Korona sustained and the extended time required for her full recovery, Miz Korona will not be able to work in any traditional capacity during that time.”

Draper said she is hoping to raise $10,000 to help Korona.

“We, her friends, are asking that we rally around Miz Korona to ensure that she is able to meet the financial requirements of sustaining her life while covering medical expenses and follow-up care plans that are not covered by her health insurance provider,” Draper said. “We recognize that most others have limited resources, but we are asking that those who can please donate to Miz Korona’s crowd-sourcing campaign that will assist her in subsidizing her expenses while maintaining the integrity of independence.”

To learn more about Miz Korona, visit mizkorona.bandcamp.com. Contribute to the GoFundMe campaign here.

About the Author:

Jason A. Michael
Jason A. Michael joined Between The Lines as a contributing writer in 1999. He has received both the Spirit of Detroit Award (presented by the Detroit City Council) and the Media Award from the Community Pride Banquet & Awards Ceremony for his writing and activism. Jason is also an Essence magazine bestselling author for his authorized biography "Strength Of A Woman: The Phyllis Hyman Story," released on his own JAM Books imprint.