Cardi B to Pay Funeral Costs for Bronx Fire Victims: ‘I Needed to Do Something to Help’

Cardi B is helping the families of the victims of last weekend’s deadly apartment fire in New York City.

The rapper has pledged to pay the funeral costs for 17 people who lost their lives after a fire ripped through their Bronx apartment building.

Cardi B, who is a Bronx native, said in a statement, “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,” she continued.

Cardi added, “I send my prayers and condolences to everyone affected by this horrific tragedy.” 

According to People, the rapper is working with the Mayor’s Fund’s Bronx Fire Relief Fund to help victims’ families, and will also cover repatriation expenses, as some victims will be buried in the Gambia, a country in West Africa. 


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