Cardi B is offering her help after 17 people lost their lives in a building fire in the Bronx.
The rap superstar who grew up in the area, is working with New York City Mayor Eric Adams and his Bronx Fire Relief Fund to cover the funeral costs for the victims.
In a statement released today, Cardi says:
“I’m extremely proud to be from the Bronx and I have lots of family and friends who live and work there still. So, when I heard about the fire and all of the victims, I knew I needed to do something to help.”
“I cannot begin to imagine the pain and anguish that the families of the victims are experiencing, but I hope that not having to worry about the costs associated with burying their loved ones will help as they move forward and heal. I send my prayers and condolences to everyone affected by this horrific tragedy.”
More than 60 people were injured in the fire and dozens left homeless.
Mayor Adams thanked Cardi B for her support, which includes covering the repatriation expenses for some of the victims who will be buried in Gambia.
“We are grateful for Cardi B, a real superstar on and off the mic, for granting some critical financial relief to families of the victims.” (Per CNN)
The Fire Relief Fund has currently raised more than $2.5million. You can learn more HERE.
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