When visiting her old middle school in the Bronx, rapper Cardi B donates $100,000 to her former Bronx middle school.
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Belcalis Almanzar, professionally known as Cardi B, is a New York City-born American rapper. She first gained attention on social media for discussing her career as a stripper; combined with her “no filter attitude,” she became an Internet celebrity through Instagram.
The Grammy-winning rapper performed a surprise performance for the students on Tuesday at IS 232 in Morris Heights. The shocked kids started cheering as she walked down the aisle. She then spoke to the students in front of the class about the significance of her time spent at the school.
She claimed that several of her teachers were harsh with her because they saw potential in her. “I was like a horrible kid, but a lot of these professors saw something wonderful in me, and I still have them in my heart.”
Cardi also shocked the students and the principal of IS 232 by committing $100,000 to fund arts programming at her alma mater.
Tuesday afternoon, Schools Chancellor David Banks tweeted, “We are happy to welcome Cardi B back home to IS 232 #InTheBronx, and we are very appreciative for her kind contribution to her alma institution.” “Cardi B’s $100K donation to the school’s arts program will enable the students to achieve their fullest potential. I’m grateful, Cardi!”
The Bronx native answered students’ queries after making her announcement and posed for a group photo with the students and faculty.
Cardi revealed in a video she shared on Wednesday that COVID-19 forced her to postpone her visit to students, even though she had planned to surprise them sooner. She announced that she would be visiting additional schools in Brooklyn and Queens and that she would soon make a secret project announcement.
IS 232 in the Bronx, a middle school, holds a very important place in my heart. She commented on Instagram, “I went from being an 11-year-old girl to a tiny adolescent adult. Kids in the Bronx have to mature quickly because of their conditions and surroundings. While some early adolescents, particularly those between the ages of 11 and 13, continue to live in that Disney world, these kids must grow up quickly. Like many of these youngsters, I experienced a lot while attending this school. Experiences eternally altered me and shaped the person I am today.
She continued by expressing her hope that her gift “will help develop an incredible after-school program that would assist youngsters to remain off the streets.”