Make-A-Wish Connects Fan With Austrian Rapper The Kid LAROI At Florida Concert

The Kid Laroi

Teen has a condition that can’t be cured by medicine.

A Florida teen who suffers from refractory epilepsy, a condition where medicine can’t control his seizures, was able to meet his favorite rapper through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Joseph Mastropietro, 14, was gifted a trip to go see Australian rapper The Kid LAROI perform at the April 4 concert at Florida State University’s Donald Tucker Civic Center, according to New Castle News.

The organization, founded to grant wishes for the sick, bought Mastropietro whole family to see The Kid LAROI performance, paying for everything including airfare, accommodations, meals, a rental vehicle and more.

Mastropietro’s sister Giavanna, mother Stephane Elisco and her fiancé Steven Chill, father Joe Mastropietro and his wife Bobbilyn all found themselves in Tallahassee attending the show. The family had VIP seats and were able to sit close to the stage. At one point, they got to stand in the row “in front of the front row.”

Mastropietro, an eighth grader at Kennedy Catholic High School in Hermitage, not only got to see the rapper catch wreck stage but also got to talk to him backstage about his favorite playlists and video games. One of the artists The Kid LAROI enjoys shocked the student: Taylor Swift. The teen said, “I was just surprised. I wasn’t expecting Taylor Swift for a rapper like him.”

The Kid LAROI—who released his debut mixtape in the United States in 2020—is one of Australia’s rising talents. The project went double platinum and his single, “Stay” featuring Justin Bieber, sold more than nine million equivalent copies, marking his first Billboard No. 1 single.