Rapper Cardi B will pay the funeral costs for the victims of a deadly Bronx blaze that killed 17 people earlier this month, the city said on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022.
Cardi B revealed this via a statement which can be read below;
“I cannot begin to imagine the pain and anguish that the families of the victims are experiencing, but I hope that not having to worry about the costs associated with burying their loved ones will help as they move forward and heal,”
In a statement, the City Hall said;
“The Bronx native and Grammy Award-winning artist has committed to paying costs, including repatriation expenses for some victims buried in the Gambia, through the Mayor’s Fund’s Bronx Fire Relief Fund,”
The fund has raised more than $2.5 million to date, on top of more than $1.5 million raised through various GoFundMe campaigns.
All 17 victims of the fire, many from The Gambia, died of smoke inhalation.
According to Authorities a malfunctioning electric space heater started the blaze, and a door left open allowed smoke to spread throughout the building.