A fellow New York rapper, Kurtis Blow, made sure that Cardi B‘s gesture did not go unnoticed. The female rapper had offered to cover the funerals costs for victims that were unfortunately caught in a serious fire in the Bronx.  Blow spoke about the deadly situation on Thursday via a Zoom meeting.HipHopDX released the meeting that also included legends of hip hop such as Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Whodini’s Grandmaster Dee, and The Furious 5’s Melle Mel.

“This was a sudden event that happened, so this is why we had to stand up and come together at the last minute,” Blow said. “We want to give to these families that have been affected by this fire, mostly people of color, Black and brown people, that are affected. So, we wanted to come by and show our support by way of donations.

The fire killed 17 people, 8 of whom were children, at Twin Parks North West, Site 4 in the Bronx. Additionally, forty-four people were injured. The cause of the fire was determined to be a defective space heater.

The NY governor Kathy Hochul and Cardi B were mentioned for their assistance in the matter: “Now I have heard that Cardi B came forward and she has promised to pay for the funerals of the people who passed away, which is incredible. God bless her heart. We love you Cardi B. We thank you for your involvement. Our new governor Kathy Hochul has vowed to put up $2 million to give to the families that were traumatized by the fire. Those are good, good blessings and miracles that came about within the last 48 hours.”

Kurtis Blow is a hip hop legend that over the span of 11 years, he released several albums, which included the hit singles “Basketball,” “8 Million Stories,” “Party Time” and “AJ Scratch.”