/  05.16.2020

As a result of Coronavirus causing many graduates to participate in virtual ceremonies, Cardi B is doing what she can to put a smile on her young fans’ faces. 

On Friday (May 15), Cardi made a virtual appearance at a graduation ceremony titled #Graduation2020. After Oprah Winfrey delivered the commencement address, the New York native shared words of encouragement to the graduating class. 

“I just want to say congrats to all my high school and to all my college graduates,” Cardi said during her virtual speech. “Congrats congrats congrats! And don’t let no Coronavirus, no nothing, take this special moment from you. It’s more than a diploma, it’s more than graduation, it’s knowledge, it’s knowing that – you went through those hard nights, studying. Now you’re about to start your life, you’re about to make some money, you’re about to show your skills on what you worked for!”

Following the outbreak of Coronavirus, Cardi has done what she can to help alleviate the stress of others. Last month, the “Bodak Yellow” spitter and Fashion Nova teamed up to give away $1 million to families impacted by COVID-19. “What’s up my beautiful fans,” the “Bodak Yellow” rapper said in the video. “So lemme tell you something, I’ve been getting a lot of DMs of people in need and me and Fashion Nova, we came up with a way that we are going to give out $1,000 an hour for the next 42 days.”

In addition to her donation, Cardi has also used her platform to encourage fans to take the necessary precautions during these times of uncertainty. Following her PSA at the time, the 27-year-old’s words were remixed into a hit song. Ultimately, she donated the proceeds from the track to provide relief to those in need.

Take a look at Cardi B’s speech below.


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