Cardi B is that girl we call when the Boogie Down needs an assist.
So it’s not surprising the “Up” rapper announced covering funeral expenses for 17 victims that died of smoke inhalation in Bronx high rise apartment fire on Jan. 9th.
The Grammy-winning Bronx native has even agreed to cover burial expenses for dead that are being laid to rest in native Gambia, according to NY Daily News.
“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,” she said in a statement.
“I send my prayers and condolences to everyone affected by this horrific tragedy.”
The blaze–considered one of New York’s deadliest fires in decades–happened inside 19-story Twin Parks North West building.
All hell broke loose when a shoddy space heater on the second floor sparked the flames.
The victims range in age from 2-year-old to 50. A mass funeral was held last weekend for 12 victims of the fire.
“I’m extremely proud to be from the Bronx and I have lots of family and friends who live and work there still,” she said. “So, when I heard about the fire and all of the victims, I knew I needed to do something to help.”
Lord knows it’s needed for all the families.
Mayor Adams expressed his gratitude for the support.
“We are grateful for Cardi B, a true superstar on and off the mic, for granting some critical financial relief to the families of the victims,” the mayor said. “The city will forever be thankful to her and also to the grassroots donors and corporate partners who have been able to offer immediate support to our neighbors in need.”
Love to see this outpouring of love for the Bronx after such a devastating act kicked off the new year.