Cardi B stepped up and handed out hundreds of free winter coats and shoes at a public housing complex in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday (Oct. 18).
Despite the temperature dropping to 40 degrees, the massive crowd of children and parents reportedly waited for over four hours outside the Marlboro Houses for a chance to meet the Bronx queen and hopefully get a free coat.
The event was put together by a local designer and Cardi’s close friends, who immediately agreed to join the act of kindness. “I didn’t know it was going to be so big! My homeboy Chuck told me ‘Hey, let’s give out coats to our community. I know somebody who’s trying to give out coats,’ and I said, ‘I’m pulling up, what’s up, I’m in here, let’s go!'” Cardi said to reporters at ABC.
The coats, as well as some shoes, were donated with help from Trax NYC, Daniel’s Leather, and NY Tent Sale.
Later, taking to Instagram to thank the fans who waited hours in the cold, Cardi posted two videos of the event assuring that she will be back before the year ends. “I can’t wait to [do] this in my borough next, [The Bronx],” she wrote.
Check out Cardi’s post and footage of the event below.
IT WAS LIT IN MARLBORO TODAY !My Hat @astonmartinchuck hit me up a couple of days ago about a coat giveaway we couldn’t believe how big this was and how many people pulled up, i wasn’t ready—-!Thanks Marlboro! I shot RED BARZ & PULL UP ON ME out here .I will be back before the year end .THANKS @traxnyc @Astonmartinchuck @danielsleather @nytentsale @mr_Footwork @bg_chopwhop FOR putting this together and the Marlboro community –.I can’t wait to this in my borough next BX.
Amazing turnout as rapper Cardi B hands out free winter coats in Brooklyn https://t.co/Bz7UQgD78j
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) October 19, 2018