Cardi B surprises her former Bronx middle school with $100,000 donation for the arts

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Grammy Award winner Cardi B gave the students at her former middle school in New York a big surprise Tuesday when she stopped by with a $100,000 donation.  

The “Bodak Yellow” rapper greeted a roaring crowd of more than 100 students at I.S. 232, the Alexander Macomb School in Morris Heights in the Bronx and spoke to them about the importance of working hard and the role the school played in her life. 

“This school means a lot to me, more than any school I’ve ever been to,” Cardi B said in a clip of her speech, recalling the challenges she faced as a student in the Bronx. “The decisions you make now are very pivotal.”  

Cardi B, the star of “Hustlers,” was joined by New York City Schools Chancellor David C. Banks and K. Bain, the founder and executive director of Community Capacity Development, a nonprofit social justice organization. 

She said the donation could go toward supporting after-school programs, including tutoring, music and dance.

Read more about the impact of this donation.

The singer joins many Black celebrities who give back to their communities once they’ve made it, including Tyler Perry.

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