Cardi B made one hell of an entrance when she returned to her former center college on Tuesday to announce she was donating $100,000. Footage showed students screaming, cheering and applauding for the Grammy winner as she arrived.

The Bronx-raised rapper shocked college students at I.S. 232, the Alexander Macomb College in Morris Heights, by strolling into an meeting earlier than midday. After striding down the aisle whereas smiling and waving on the star-struck kids, she made her pledge.

Cardi informed the children she needed her donation to finance a wide range of “after-school actions, possibly tutoring, or possibly one thing enjoyable, possibly a music program!” ET Online reported. She additionally recalled making “plenty of dangerous selections” and getting arrested for combating one other pupil.

The rapper stated these selections had been partially rooted in a desperation to go to a different college which may nurture her skills as a performer. She urged her college students to not make the identical errors and to welcome challenges moderately than to behave out within the face of them.

“I didn’t get accepted to the college, and I used to be upset as a result of some ladies that I felt like had been much less gifted than me acquired accepted to these faculties, however the distinction was that I wasn’t doing what I used to be alleged to be doing,” Cardi stated. “It’s by no means too late for you guys.”

“As quickly as I got here to this college … I needed to toughen up,” she added. “I acquired jumped a pair occasions, I did a few jumpings, I even acquired arrested for combating on this college. And I simply needed to be like a type of ladies, you already know?”

Cardi, who celebrated her son’s first birthday with husband Offset earlier this month, has given again to her neighborhood earlier than. She pledged to cowl the funeral prices for 17 folks killed in a Bronx residence constructing fireplace earlier this yr, according to NBC New York.

“We do it huge for our youngsters,” Offset told Jimmy Fallon. “We love our youngsters. … On the finish of the day, we went by life and we didn’t have the alternatives. I guess if my mama had the prospect, she would have went all out and did what she needed to do for me.”

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