Cardi B paid a surprise visit to her old elementary school in The Bronx and donated $100K


Cardi B paid a surprise visit to her old elementary school in The Bronx and donated $100K before delivering a powerful message to the kids

With kids going back to school all over the country, a group of students in The Bronx got a special surprise on Tuesday from beloved rapper Cardi B.

The 29-year-old rapper (born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar) returned to I.S. 232 in Brooklyn’s Morris Heights neighborhood, where she attended elementary school.

She not only surprised the students with her appearance, but also donated a whopping $100K to the school.

Surprise: With kids going back to school all over the country, a group of students in The Bronx got a special surprise on Tuesday from beloved rapper Cardi B

Her arrival at the school was captured by a friend of NBC New York reporter Kay Angrum, who she said is a teacher at the school.

The video shows the rapper – clad in a red mini-dress – arriving at the school and waving at the scores of screaming students. 

She reflected on her time at the school, revealing (via Gothamist) that many of the teachers showed her some tough love.

Captured: Her arrival at the school was captured by a friend of NBC New York reporter Kay Angrum, who she said is a teacher at the school

Captured: Her arrival at the school was captured by a friend of NBC New York reporter Kay Angrum, who she said is a teacher at the school

Screaming: The video shows the rapper - clad in a red mini-dress - arriving at the school and waving at the scores of screaming students

Screaming: The video shows the rapper – clad in a red mini-dress – arriving at the school and waving at the scores of screaming students

‘A lot of the teachers were really tough on me because they saw something in me,’ the rapper said.

‘I was like a bad kid, but I was very special to a lot of these teachers and I still got them in my heart,’ she added.

While her appearance was planned, the $100K donation seemingly caught everybody by surprise, according to the New York City Department of Education.

Tough: 'A lot of the teachers were really tough on me because they saw something in me,' the rapper said

Tough: ‘A lot of the teachers were really tough on me because they saw something in me,’ the rapper said

Donation: While her appearance was planned, the $100K donation seemingly caught everybody by surprise, according to the New York City Department of Education

Donation: While her appearance was planned, the $100K donation seemingly caught everybody by surprise, according to the New York City Department of Education

‘We are thrilled to welcome Cardi B back home to IS 232 in the Bronx, and we are so grateful for her generous contribution to her alma mater,’ schools Chancellor David Banks said in a statement. 

‘Cardi B’s commitment of $100K for the arts will help the school’s kids soar to their highest heights,’ Banks added.

Her appearance came just days after appearing at another school in Queens at an event for Community Capacity Development on Friday.

Welcome: 'We are thrilled to welcome Cardi B back home to IS 232 in the Bronx, and we are so grateful for her generous contribution to her alma mater,' schools Chancellor David Banks said in a statement

Welcome: ‘We are thrilled to welcome Cardi B back home to IS 232 in the Bronx, and we are so grateful for her generous contribution to her alma mater,’ schools Chancellor David Banks said in a statement

Commitment: 'Cardi B’s commitment of $100K for the arts will help the school’s kids soar to their highest heights,' Banks added

Commitment: ‘Cardi B’s commitment of $100K for the arts will help the school’s kids soar to their highest heights,’ Banks added

The organization shared a video of her speaking at the event about her upbringing, and sharing the wisdom she wish she had when she was growing up.

‘This is what we mean when we say “representation”. @iamcardib spoke about growing up in a low income neighborhood and viewing her education as a way out,’ their tweet read.

‘We appreciate her raw authenticity and look forward to sharing more with you all about her visit! #Cardi,’ the organization continued.

Upbringing: The organization shared a video of her speaking at the event about her upbringing, and sharing the wisdom she wish she had when she was growing up

Upbringing: The organization shared a video of her speaking at the event about her upbringing, and sharing the wisdom she wish she had when she was growing up

Appreciate: 'We appreciate her raw authenticity and look forward to sharing more with you all about her visit! #Cardi,' the organization continued

Appreciate: ‘We appreciate her raw authenticity and look forward to sharing more with you all about her visit! #Cardi,’ the organization continued

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