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ASAP Rocky delivers 120 Thanksgiving meals to homeless shelter he stayed at with his mother

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ASAP Rocky has been donating meals to the homeless shelter that helped him and his mother (Picture: Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

ASAP Rocky made sure to give back to the homeless shelter he stayed at before finding fame by delivering 120 meals for its residents.

The rapper, 32, made a visit in person to the Volunteers of America shelter in Harlem to drop off boxes of food ahead of Thanksgiving from one of his favourite restaurants, Amy Ruth’s.

ASAP, whose real name is Rakim Athelaston Mayers, was seen unboxing the food containers and laying them out on a long table for the residents to enjoy.

The two-time Grammy nominee has previously spoken about him and his mother, Renee Black, staying at the shelter for a while when things got tough before he found fame.

He told MTV about it in 2013, explaining: ‘There was a lot of hard times in this place, but it’s not the end of the world because life is what you make it.

‘[There’s] people out there who got it better but this is a place that helps women get on their feet — with government assistance and before you know it, things are alright.’

The rapper wanted to give back to the shelter that helped him in hard times (Picture: Michael Campanella/Redferns)

ASAP and his family had stayed at the residence, which has provided affordable housing assistance since 1896, in the early 2000s, and he wanted to give back to thank them for their help.

He donned protective gloves and a mask to do the deliveries due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but wanted to help ensure the 83 families and 111 children that are looked after at the shelter had a nice meal for Thanksgiving.

His donation of meals is even more needed this year, with many families struggling more financially due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic meaning many have been left without jobs.

While he has gone on to huge success thanks to his music, ASAP hasn’t forgotten his roots at this crucial time.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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