A week ago, Bun B announced that he was organizing a telethon for Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston, the altruistic rapper recruited several A-list celebrities to join him on his charitable mission.
She added that "natural disasters don't discriminate" regardless of one's race, religion or status.
"Do not give up hope, we can not get exhausted of doing good work".
NBA star Chris Paul also said the NBA Players Association, which already donated $500,000, would match any NBA player's donation up to $20,000.
During the show, Stephen Colbert said Apple had donated US$5 million (NZ$7 million), which the comedian quipped, "is also the price of the new iPhone".
Comic Relief USA, the non-profit organization behind Idol Gives Back, will manage collecting the donations and distributing them to organizations helping in the relief efforts, including the Rebuild Texas Fund, Feeding Texas Habitat for Humanity, United Way of Greater Houston and more.
Find out more and donate through the benefit's website. Flooding and wreckage have left thousands of people stranded, but in spite of the terrifying effects of these storms, we've seen courage, hope, and an outpouring of generosity, and tonight's Hand in Hand Telethon was no different.