Bronx native and rapper Cardi B plans to pay the funeral costs for those who lost their lives in a deadly fire in that New York City borough.
The state of New York announced this week that it would be granting $2 million to a fund for the victims.
Cardi B said in a statement to CNN that “I’m extremely proud to be from the Bronx and I have lots of family and friends who live and work there still.”
According to her rep, the artist partnered up with The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to make sure that the families of all the victims would be included in her donation and “that the final wishes for their loved ones were met.”
New York City Mayor Eric Adams said in a statement. “The city will be forever thankful to her and also to the grassroots donors and corporate partners who have been able to offer immediate support for our neighbours in need, to reestablish themselves during this difficult time.”