COVID-19 has medical professionals working around the clock and several hip hop celebrities have done their part to help out amidst the current health crisis.
According to TMZ, Cardi B recently partnered with plant-based company OWYN (Only What You Need) to donated 20,000 vegan protein and meal replacement shakes to hospital staff and ambulances crews who are currently working on the frontlines in New York City. The outlet reports that the Bronx-bred rapper wanted to help the medical professionals get a good meal when they barely get a chance to eat during their shifts.
Cardi B took her own trip to the emergency room this week after suffering from stomach pains.
“Honestly cause I been having some real bad stomach problems for 4 days,” she wrote on Wednesday (April 1) in a since-deleted tweet, including a photo of her hospital admittance bracelet. “I went to the ER last night and I’m feeling way better. Hopefully tomorrow I will feel no more pain.”
During an Instagram Live session on Thursday (April 2), Cardi speculated whether her diet had been the source of her stomach problems. The rapper, who has offered her thoughts on the pandemic in recent weeks, also shared her relief that her medical issues were not COVID-19-related.
“Today my publicist hit me up like, ‘Oh, I just wanted to tell you like ain’t nothing coronavirus-related or something,” she said while Live. “Thank God.”
Cardi’s donated meal supplements follow a series of charitable acts from hip hop’s elite. This week it was reported that DJ Khaled and his wife Nicole donated 10,000 gloves, masks and protective gear to Miami and New York hospitals through their We The Best Foundation.
Furthermore, Rihanna and JAY-Z recently matched each other’s $1 million donations through their respective Clara Lionel Foundation and Shawn Carter Foundation. Their pledges will reportedly go toward a variety of Coronavirus relief outlets, including the Mayor’s Fund for L.A., Fund for Public Schools, American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Immigration Coalition.