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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tech N9ne likes to keep his fans happy.

"I guess if you do your job really well, bras will start to come up on stage," Tech N9ne said, smiling.

The music mogul was stuck with a real issue, happy fans meant more bras on stage.

"We had this big enormous amount of bras, like what are we going to do with these? We can't throw them away," he said.

He and his team decided they'd clean the bras and give them to domestic violence shelters. The first donation was for Rose Brooks, and most recently, with tubs full of bras, 550 of them went to Hope House.

"When you're in an abusive relationship, they just want you to get out and leave everything," he said.

Tech says he knows that sense of urgency.

"My mom had a boyfriend who was super abusive to the point where I had to visit her in the hospital multiple times," he said.

The abuse continued for months when Tech was in third and fourth grade.

"We ran from him constantly," he said.

The man finally went to jail, and Tech and his late-mother were able to escape him for good.

"I know how it feels to be a kid with a woman that loves a man that's abusive," Tech said.

That's why Tech says he wants to help women and children who are trying to stay away from abuse, and this is just one way he contributes.

"I feel for those children, and the women," he said.

He says he knows his mother, who lives on in his heart is smiling seeing her son help mothers in need, just like she once was.