Cameron’s attorney Justin Bamberg posted the photo on his personal Instagram account. “Shoutout to @kanyewest & @KimKardashian for showing 16th bday love last night to my client #CameronSterling, eldest son of #AltonSterling,” he wrote on Wednesday. In the pic, Cameron is smiling while wearing a Saint Pablo Tour pass around his neck.
As previously reported, Cameron’s father, Alton, was shot and killed by police while trying to sell homemade CDs and DVDs outside a store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in July. His death sparked national outrage after a video of the incident surfaced.
In the clip, law enforcement can be seen shoving Alton to the ground and shooting him in the chest. At the time, the two policemen were responding to a 911 call that claimed a man with a gun was standing outside the store. They were later put on administrative leave.
Kardashian, 36, shared a Black Lives Matter post on her app following Alton’s death. According to Bamberg, she and West, 39, invited Cameron to the show on Tuesday night for his 16th birthday. The “Fade” rapper even gave him a birthday shout-out on stage.
“It really meant a lot to [Cameron],” Bamberg tells Us Weekly. “I commend them, I thank them a million times over, because something as small as taking the time to talk with a child and take a picture with them can really have a lasting impact on their life. … A little bit of kindness can go a very long way, and we need more of that.”
Cameron spoke to Bamberg following the show on the phone. “He was happy,” the lawyer says. “Here’s the thing that’s important — people have to realize it wasn’t some publicity stunt. They did it out of the goodness of their heart. It just so happened to be that I posted a picture, and people ran with it. It wasn’t a publicity stunt. It was genuine. It was, in this moment, Cameron, we know what happened, and we’re going to tell you through our actions that things will be OK.”
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