Houston rapper Paul Wall took to social media very angry Tuesday night.

According to the rapper’s post on Instagram his annual school supply giveaway this Sunday has been blocked by red tape from the city of Houston.

Wall says specifically Mayor Annise Parker’s office said the event would be disruptive to the residents in some new condos in the Midtown area.

I’m  reaching out to the Mayor’s office for a response.

Wall says in the past they’ve always had permits but now he’s being required to get a special events permit with anywhere from $1 to $2 million in insurance.

Wall told me by text he’s still moving forward with his drive and the city will just have to shut him down.

Stay tuned for the response from the City of Houston!

Darian Ward with the Mayor’s office says she is checking into the matter and won’t have a response until Wednesday. However, Ward says they give out hundreds of permits a year. Stay tuned!


  1. Devonda Francis August 11, 2015 9:30 pm 

    I stand behind Paul Wall 110%. Some children do not have the support needed to stay encouraged, motivated or simply uplifted and happy. So by our organizations doing these FREE events, the kiddos and their families are able to come out and fellowship with others and get pumped about returning to and staying in school. Put this negative focus on something more meaningful like trying to figure out what really happened to Sandra Bland, Michael Brown or why the children were never removed from the household that cps told yawl to remove them from before they were brutally killed. Let’s do this Paul Wall and crew, I’ll be their volunteering again this year.

  2. angry taxpayer August 11, 2015 9:46 pm 

    People talk about putting a stop to bullying and yet the biggest bully in Houston right now is the big bad mayor Parker. Smh, good thing her reign of terror is coming to an end soon.

  3. angie cruz August 12, 2015 12:49 am 

    Don’t understand why she is doing this. They should be praising him for the good deed he is attempting. Too many celebrities don’t give 1 cent back to the community, this is so sad. A lot of parents can not afford hair cuts for their boys. No free water really what is wrong with the city.
    Also denying free Aids test who does that?

  4. Bertram August 12, 2015 7:04 am 

    it’s called GENTRIFICATION. The Houston Wards will be a faint memory in the history books over the next five years.

    Purchase or lease a pad in an urban setting…location, location, location?? Roll up your damn sleeves and get in there. The cultural experience and varied population are what makes Houston a great city.

    ORGANIZE and make this happen. Shame on anyone against encouraging children to get an education. Reeks of something… Pushing you out and keeping you down.

  5. Diana Braziel August 12, 2015 11:43 am 

    If it isn’t the government trying to block good deeds, its the fear of the insurance coverage, the fear of being sued, the fear of offending some other ethnicity – gee whiz folks – too many are busy, busy doing bad – let the good folks alone

  6. Trina August 12, 2015 4:00 pm 

    total bs! It’s for the KIDS! She’s such a hateful bitch with penis envy!

  7. Juanita August 12, 2015 5:20 pm 

    Parker keeps proving to me that I was SO right in not voting for her,,,

  8. roosevelt weeks August 12, 2015 5:44 pm 

    Indeed our mayor is terrible. After the HERO act it is disgraceful that she is now openly attacking black citizens of houston tx. I expect nothing less from someone who worked for the oil companies for as long as she did.

  9. Lisa Nolan August 12, 2015 6:55 pm 

    Paul Wall is trying to do something for the kids that might not get school supplies.When they had the gay pride parade on Montrose,did they have to have all the extra permits or pay millions of dollars for insurance?This is a much needed event.

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