Alicia Keys Invites Ralph Yarl to Kansas Concert, Family Sets Up Trust For Him #AliciaKeys

tmz May 01, 2023 Alicia Keys 17
Alicia Keys Invites Ralph Yarl to Kansas Concert, Family Sets Up Trust For Him #AliciaKeys

16-year-old Ralph Yarl, who was shot for allegedly going up to the wrong house, has gotten a personal invite from none other than Alicia Keys for an upcoming show, TMZ has learned.

Ralph Yarl, the teen who was shot when he accidentally rang the wrong doorbell, now has a personal invite from Alicia Keys ... TMZ has learned. Here's the deal ... Alicia has a concert scheduled in Kansas this July, and Lee Merritt, attorney for the Yarl family, tells us the singer asked Ralph to come out to the show and meet her. As if that wasn't big enough, we're told Roc Nation also reached out to him ... letting Ralph and co. know the company wants to help out too, in any way possible. Ralph's fam has been feeling the love from folks all over the country, and they've set up a trust fund for all the donations. We're told writer and social justice advocate Shaun King helped the Yarl family find someone to map out the financial assistance. As we reported, Ralph's GoFundMe picked up serious steam -- it's already passed $3.4 million raised -- and while there's no set plan for the money yet, the trust ensures it will be there for Ralph when he needs it. BTW, Ralph's mom Cleo also got emotional support from Ahmaud Arbery's mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones ... who's also repped by Merritt. We're told she encouraged Cleo to lean on prayer, and reminded her victims, like her son, hold the power. Meanwhile, 84-year-old Andrew Lester -- who shot Ralph 2 times -- was charged with assault in the first degree and armed criminal action. We spoke with attorney Ben Crump after Lester was charged, and he told us why he thinks the charges don't exactly fit the crime. Yes! Send me email updates and offers from TMZ and its Affiliates. By subscribing, I agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

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