American American rapper Cardi B promised to pay the funeral expenses of the 17 seventeen who died in the fire of a building in the Bronx neighborhood on January 9, according to a statement sent by the artist herself.
“I can’t even imagine the pain of the families of the victims, but I hope they are relieved not to have to worry about the costs associated with the burial of their loved ones. I send my prayers and condolences to everyone affected by this horrific tragedy.”, detailed the music star.
The singer, who grew up in this New York neighborhood, was “immensely proud to be from the Bronx” and added that she has “many family and friends who still live and work there.”
“When I heard there was a fire and with so many victims, I knew I had to do something to help,” explained Cardi B, who has already starred in other donation campaigns, such as the one she carried out at the beginning of the pandemic with the funds raised with a remix song that warned of the dangers of the coronavirus and that came to appear in fourth place in the themes of most listened hip-hop in the list of iTunes.
Previously, the state of New York had announced this week that it would create a fund with 2 million dollars for the families of the victims of the tragic accident.
According to Cardi B’s rep, the rapper coordinated with the city’s mayor Eric Adams’ office to ensure that the families of all the victims are included in her donation and that “the final wishes of the deceased are fulfilled.”
Adams himself confirmed that the artist will cover the costs of the funeral and defined Cardi B, named “Woman of the Year” by Billboard magazine in 2020, as “a true superstar on and off the microphone.”