Cardi B made a surprise visit to her old college as part of the New York Community Capacity Building organization.
On Tuesday, Cardi headed to her old stomping ground, IS 232, in the Morris Heights neighborhood of the Bronx. After delivering a motivational speech to ecstatic students and answering some of their questions, Cardi surprised the school with a $100,000 donation.
“I’m extremely proud to be from the Bronx and I have lots of family and friends who still live and work there,” Cardi said. “So when I heard about the fire and all the casualties, I knew I had to do something to help.”
She continued, “I was looking at some areas. The way prices are skyrocketing… how do people survive? I want to know. My family and my friends, they’re so grateful to have me, but it’s just like, what happens to people who don’t have me?
In 2019, Cardi hopped on Instagram to give her followers a glimpse into her life before fame, as the Bronx native looked back on her 2006 college yearbook.
“At first my name was Bacardi, that’s where Cardi B is from,” Cardi shared while reading some of the comments left by her friends. “To Belcalis you’re such a crazy funny nigga. Good luck, you are going to be something big in the future,” read one. Cardi replied, “Bitch wasn’t lying.”
Check out the 2019 video below.