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Rapper Cardi B is set to partner with New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) to cover the funeral and burial costs for the 17 victims of the fatal Jan. 9 fire in the Bronx.

Adams announced the partnership in a press release, stating that Cardi B, who is a Bronx native, will be working with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to provide financial help to each of the victims’ families.

“I’m extremely proud to be from the Bronx and I have lots of family and friends who live and work there still,” Cardi B said in the release. “So, when I heard about the fire and all of the victims, I knew I needed to do something to help. 

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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. I send my prayers and condolences to everyone affected by this horrific tragedy,” she added.

A fire reportedly sparked by a space heater tore through a Bronx apartment building, killing nine adults and eight children. More than a dozen other people were injured.

Adams expressed his thanks for Cardi B’s generosity, saying that the Grammy Award winner is a “superstar on and off the mic.”

“The resilience of this city reflects everyday New Yorkers who never turn their back on one another,” he said in the release. “We are grateful for Cardi B, a real superstar on and off the mic, for granting some critical financial relief to families of the victims. The city will be forever thankful to her and also to the grassroots donors and corporate partners who have been able to offer immediate support for our neighbors in need, to reestablish themselves during this difficult time.”

The Bronx Fire Relief Fund, which is part of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, has reportedly raised more than $2.5 million toward resources for fire victims, the press release stated.