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

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Cardi B paid a surprise visit to her former elementary school in the Bronx and donated $100,000 before sending a powerful message to children.

With kids heading back to school across the country, a group of students in the Bronx got a special surprise Tuesday from beloved rapper Cardi B.

The 29-year-old rapper (born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar) returned to IS 232 in the Morris Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, where she attended elementary school.

Not only did he surprise students with his appearance, but he also donated $100K to the school.

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

Surprise: With kids going back to school across 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 said she is a teacher at the school.

The video shows the rapper, dressed in a red minidress, arriving at the school and waving to screaming students.

He reflected on his time at school and revealed (via Gothamist) that many of the teachers showed him tough love.

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

Screaming: The video shows the rapper, dressed in a red minidress, arriving at the school and waving to the screaming students.

Screaming: The video shows the rapper, dressed in a red minidress, arriving at the school and waving to the screaming students.

“A lot of the teachers were really hard on me because they saw something in me,” the rapper said.

“I was like a bad girl, but I was very special to many of these teachers and I still have them in my heart,” she added.

While his appearance was planned, the $100K donation apparently took everyone by surprise, according to the New York City Department of Education.

Lasted:

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

Donation: While his appearance was being planned, the $100K donation apparently caught everyone by surprise, according to the New York City Department of Education.

Donation: While his appearance was being planned, the $100K donation apparently caught everyone by surprise, according to the New York City Department of Education.

“We are delighted to welcome Cardi B back to IS 232 in the Bronx, and are so grateful for her generous contribution to her alma mater,” Schools Chancellor David Banks said in a statement.

“Cardi B’s $100K pledge to the arts will help school kids reach their loftiest heights,” added Banks.

His appearance came just days after appearing at another school in Queens at a Community Capacity Building event on Friday.

Welcome:

Welcome: “We are delighted to welcome Cardi B back to IS 232 in the Bronx, and are very grateful for her generous contribution to her alma mater,” Schools Chancellor David Banks said in a statement.

Commitment:

Pledge: “Cardi B’s $100K pledge to the arts will help school kids reach their loftiest heights,” added Banks.

The organization shared a video of her speaking at the event about her upbringing and sharing the wisdom she wishes she had when she grew up.

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

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

Parenting: The organization shared a video of her speaking at the event about her upbringing and sharing the wisdom she wishes she had when she grew up.

Parenting: The organization shared a video of her speaking at the event about her upbringing and sharing the wisdom she wishes she had when she grew up.

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

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

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