American rapper, Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, known professionally as Cardi B, revealed she is donating $100,000 (£86,825) to her former school in Bronx, New York City.
The rapper made a surprise visit to the school in the Bronx’s Morris Heights neighbourhood, in association with the Community Capacity Development programme, on Tuesday 13 September.
Cardi, 29, visited two other back-to-school events with the CCD in Queens and Brooklyn this week.
Her final appearance was at IS 232 where she delivered a speech and answered student questions, before pledging $100,000 towards the school.
Speaking at the event, Cardi reportedly said: “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,” the “WAP” hitmaker continued, adding, “I was looking at some areas. The way that the prices soar up…like how are people surviving? I want to know.
“My family and my friends, they’re so grateful to have me, but it’s just like, what happens to people who don’t have a me?”
In 2019, Cardi shared a video post on Instagram, after she discovered her 2006 middle school yearbook.
“In the beginning, I used to call myself Bacardi – that’s where I got Cardi B from,” she told her followers, while flipping through the pages which were filled with messages like, “You’re gonna be something big in the future.”
“B**** wasn’t lying,” Cardi quipped, during the video.
Watch the video below: