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Cardi B offered to pay funeral costs for 17 people killed in Bronx fire

Rapper and Brooklyn native Cardi B offered to pay the funeral cost for those who died in the Bronx fire

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Cardi B arrives at a photocall for “Hustlers.”

Cardi B arrives at a photocall for “Hustlers” on Aug. 25, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday that Cardi B had offered financial relief for victims of the Bronx fire. The Grammy-winning artist grew up in the Bronx.

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Rapper Cardi B has offered to pay the burial costs for all 17 people killed in the Bronx fire in New York City.

The state of New York announced that it will be granting $2 million to a victim fund, which the rapper partnered with.

Cardi B in a statement, per USA Today, 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.”

  • “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.”

Per CNN, Mayor Eric Adams said, “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.”

  • “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 neighbors in need, to reestablish themselves during this difficult time.”