A popular Detroit Twitter meme depicting Governor Gretchen Whitmer wearing the city’s favorite brand of sunglasses crosses over into reality.
Detroit rapper Gmac Cash set up a GoFundMe page to fund a pair of Cartier “Buff” glasses for Whitmer. It raised more than $2,900 in a day as over 260 donors pushed past the $2,500 goal Monday evening, when the performer closed it to more contributions.
"Just to see The Big Gretch rocking Buffs would make this whole quarantine worth it," 31-year-old Alejandro Fuentes-Noguez of Taylor posts as he kicks in $5. Another $5 donor, Cami Lavine of Clinton Township, comments at GoFundMe: "This is hilarious, I need to see her rocking these!"
In the intro to his song “Big Gretch,” the rapper proclaims: “On behalf of Detroit, we want to present these Buffs to our governor.” Apparently, that line was a promise.
While Whitmer hasn’t yet acknowledged whether she’ll accept the expensive eyewear, she tweeted out a reply to the song Sunday night.
This is too much— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) May 4, 2020
Love the nickname.
Love the song.
See ya at the cookout, @GmacCash.
Until then, Big Gretch says stay home and stay safe!
Gmac Cash has made a name for himself in the post-quarantine era, with timely tracks like “Coronavirus,” and “Stimulus Check.” But if he’s able to present Whitmer with the Buffs, he just might reach peak status in local lore.