Canadian rapper, Drake has pledged to donate $200,000 to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

He revealed his contribution to the relief effort in an Instagram post shared with his 37.8million followers.

The Toronto rapper, who considers Houston his home away from home, delivered a message of hope to the victims of the devastating natural disaster, reminding them that they were not alone.

"To the resilient people of Houston and the entire state of Texas, I would like to send you all of our love and all of our prayers," he said.

"To the brave men and women that have assisted in aide, relief, and rescue, your actions are truly heroic."

He added: "The journey to rebuilding is going to be a long one. So, anything you can give is greatly appreciated."

Drake will be making his donation via the You Caring fundraising page set up by his friend, Houston Texans' defensive end J.J. Watt.

The likes of Beyonce, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock and Chris Young have all helped to raise millions for the relief effort.

Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx is also planning a telethon for the September 12.

Drake is worth a staggering $90m (£70m),