Cardi B has been doing right by the community she grew up in.
Cardi B surprised her former middle school on Tuesday by dropping by with a generous present of $100,000.
More than a hundred children cheered when the “Bodak Yellow” rapper arrived at I.S. 232, Alexander Macomb School, in Morris Heights, the Bronx. She spoke to the pupils about the value of education and her teachers’ impact on her.
Cardi B, reflecting on her time as a student in the Bronx, was quoted as saying, “This school means a lot to me, more than any school I’ve ever gone to.” “This is a critical juncture in your life, and your choices will have lasting consequences.”
“Hustlers” singer Cardi B was joined by David C. Banks, chancellor of the New York City public school system, and K. Bain, founder and executive director of Community Capacity Development, a social justice NGO.
She suggested that the money be used to fund extracurricular activities like music lessons or dance rehearsals for students after school.
Cardi B’s donation is not her first to the community she grew up in the Bronx. Earlier this year, she promised to cover the expenses of burying the 17 people who perished in an apartment building fire. There were reports that the fire on January 9 was the worst in New York City in decades.
Cardi B has stated unequivocally that she will always be there for her fans and her community.