LATEST: Hip-hop giants Jay-Z and SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS are lavishing the survivors of Hurricane Katrina with a funky selection of clothes from their respective ROC-A-WEAR and SEAN JOHN fashion ranges.

The wealthy rappers, who are also donating $1 million (GBP550,000) between them to the American Red Cross, have joined the galaxy of stars who are rallying round following last week's (29AUG05) catastrophic New Orleans, Louisiana, hurricane.

Big-hearted Jay-Z and Combs are thrilled to be able to help "their people".

A solemn Combs tells website PageSix.com, "I can hear the cries of the people in the regions affected by Hurricane Katrina and will do whatever I can to help.

"These are my people. I urge all our fellow artists and Americans to answer the call.

"These are communities that I know, people that I grew up with, communities that have always supported me. Now it's my turn to support them."