Cardi B to Foot Bill for Funeral and Repatriation Costs for Bronx Fire Victims

“I hope that not having to worry about the costs associated with burying their loved ones will help as they move forward and heal,' the Hip-hop star said Wednesday.

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Bronx-born hip-hop star Cardi B will pay the funeral costs for the 17 victims of the January 9th blaze in a high-rise apartment, including repatriation costs for victims whose remains would be sent for burial to The Gambia.

“I hope that not having to worry about the costs associated with burying their loved ones will help as they move forward and heal,' the Hip-hop star said Wednesday.

arrowCardi B performing at Warm Up, August 12, 2017.Photo: Sara Wass. Courtesy of MoMA P.S. 1Bronx-born Hip-hop star Cardi B will pay the funeral costs for the 17 victims of the Jan. 9 blaze in a high-rise apartment that left others in critical condition and some without homes.

Mayor Eric Adams announced Cardi B would cover the costs, including repatriation costs for victims whose remains would be sent for burial to The Gambia, through thewhich had been collecting donations for affected families in a press release Wednesday. The fund had already raised more than $2.5 million, according to the mayor’s office.

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I just need to get this in Walmart or on amazon JeffBezos to save lives n make firefighters jobs safer easier,more efficient n expeditious during rescue Collier's fireescapechute I am not really a Cardi fan, but she has really stepped up here. Other celebs should take note and follow her lead in the future.

Godbless her for this gesture. Shouldn’t the slumlord pay? Good for her but that isn’t on her. She can do other things for them. she’s a good person. the landlord is not CARDI B SPEAKS OUT REGARDING PAYING FOR BRONX FIRE VICTIMS FUNERAL ReaganGomez iamcardib Bless you bless you bless you Without a doubt, she’d be a better mayor than the one we have.

Always been a woman of character. Cardi is one of the few celebrities that didn’t let stardom change who she is Cardi B is fundamentally a caring human being who cares about the people she grew up with.

Cardi B Will Pay for Bronx Fire Victims\u2019 Funerals​The rapper and Bronx native is reportedly working with The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City to cover all funeral and burial expenses for the victims of the Jan. 9 tragedy and is doing what she can to make sure that all the families involved are getting the closure they’re seeking. She’s such a 👑

💔 Thank you iamcardib Keep the same energy for her when she does something y’all disapprove of too. Mmmhmmm Agreed. She will absolutely be blessed for this act of kindness. PattyArquette & PattyArquette Cardi from the Block… stepping up when others don’t 👀 Very nice of her, and would rather the owners of that building pay for it due to its negligence.

Hope she sends the invoice to the landlord. That’s what’s up 👑 💕💕 Queen of rap Much respect to Cardi B for stepping up to support these families in this way. However, I wan to know what the landlord and the city are doing to house, clothe and make families whole financially?

Fatal Fire In The Bronx: Tragedy Rooted In The PastFor some New Yorkers, the fire that erupted in a Bronx apartment building evoked the 70s, when wide swaths of the borough burned. While buildings now have stricter codes, some things haven't changed—namely the connection between poverty and fatal fires. But those buildings in the 70s were mainly empty or housed squatters. Little to do with a full residential building, and it is misleading to compare the two.

nunnnnnyaaa Very nice of her, and would rather the owners of that building pay for it due to its negligence. Jail the landlord - who is on Mayor Eric Adams' transition team. For Housing. 17 counts of negligent homicide.

Lawmakers demand new heat regulations following deadly Bronx fireThe new rule would require landlords to install temperature monitors in buildings where tenants receive housing vouchers to ensure that apartments are receiving the required amounts of heat.

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Cardi B performing at Warm Up, August 12, 2017. arrow Cardi B performing at Warm Up, August 12, 2017. Photo: Sara Wass. Courtesy of MoMA P.S. 1 Bronx-born Hip-hop star Cardi B will pay the funeral costs for the 17 victims of the Jan. 9 blaze in a high-rise apartment that left others in critical condition and some without homes. Mayor Eric Adams announced Cardi B would cover the costs, including repatriation costs for victims whose remains would be sent for burial to The Gambia, through the which had been collecting donations for affected families in a press release Wednesday. The fund had already raised more than $2.5 million, according to the mayor’s office. The victims of the fire at 333 East 181st Street ranged in age from two-years-old to 50 and included parents and children, college and middle school students, and healthcare and fast food workers. “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,” the Grammy-award winning rapper said in a statement. “I send my prayers and condolences to everyone affected by this horrific tragedy.” Hundreds of people gathered at the Islamic Cultural Center of the Bronx on Sunday to mourn fifteen of the deceased, many of whom had immigrated from the West African country of The Gambia. Two other victims, 12-year-old Seydou Toure and his 5-year-old little sister Haouwa Mohamadou had been remembered separately at a mosque in Harlem last week. FDNY officials say the fire started when a space heater malfunctioned in an apartment on the third floor of the 19-story building. The doors didn’t close automatically, as they should have when the family in that apartment fled and thick dark clouds of smoke spread throughout the building. People who remained in their apartments survived, but many who tried to flee were engulfed in clouds of smoke and some suffocated. The building’s owners – a triad of investors from the LIHC Investment Group, Belveron Partners and Camber Property Group – had received multiple citations from the city’s , including one citation from December of 2021. NYC news never sleeps. Get the Gothamist Daily newsletter and don't miss a moment. newsletter signup arrow Terms By submitting your information, you're agreeing to receive communications from New York Public Radio in accordance with our