Trae tha Truth is our real life SUPA HERO!!!
Houston rapper and activist Trae Tha Truth met with Fort Hood Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen's family on Wednesday and surprised them with a gift ahead of her funeral.
The rapper met with Guillen's sisters at Taqueria del Sol in southeast Houston, which has become home to a notable Guillen mural.
He surprised the family with a check for $30,000.
He told Eyewitness News he's been raising money for the family by selling merchandise.
"Vanessa is a Houstonian," said the activist. "I'm at a point in my life where we have to protect our women. We have to protect us all, but we really have to protect our women. It's a disappointment when people cry out for help and we don't take it as serious."
A memorial service for Guillen will be held this Friday at Chavez High School at 8 p.m. The event is open to the public.