Rapper Nas to 'donate' to Amy Winehouse Foundation


Amy Winehouse and Nas

US rapper Nas has announced plans to donate some of the proceeds from his UK show to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

The charity, which helps vulnerable young people in the UK and abroad, was set up by the late singer's family following her death in July 2011.

American Nas, real name Nasir Jones, revealed £1 from every ticket sold would go the the organisation.

Amy Winehouse was found dead in her home in Camden, North London, aged 27 last July from alcohol poisoning.

Although the singer also battled with an addiction to drugs a coroner ruled no illegal substances were found in her system.

Cherry Wine, the latest single from Nas' Life is Good album, features the British singer.

Nas performed at this summer's Radio 1 Hackney Weekend in east London.

Nas is due to perform at London's O2 Arena on 19 March with support from fellow US rapper Meek Mill.