Cardi B says she cares a lot about kids and the community and feels it's important to set a good example.
The Bronx-born rapper met with residents and fans on Thursday evening at the Marlboro Houses in Brooklyn during a cold fall day and handed out free winter coats to hundreds of people who lined up.
The Dominican-Trinidadian artist, who recently turned 26, received some balloons and a cake.
On Oct. 1, she got a summons in connection with a melee at a New York strip club. Her lawyer says the star didn't cause any harm.
About three weeks earlier, Cardi B and Nicki Minaj were involved in an altercation at a New York Fashion Week party.