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Cardi B hands out free winter coats in New York

Cardi B arrives at the American Music Awards

Cardi B arrives at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Oct. 9. Photo Credit: AP / Invision / Jordan Strauss

Hundreds of people have lined up in Brooklyn as rapper Cardi B handed out free winter coats.

The Bronx-born rapper, 26, met with residents and fans on Thursday evening at the Marlboro Houses in Brooklyn during brisk fall weather.

She also was given balloons and a cake to celebrate her recent birthday.

Cardi B says she cares a lot about kids and the community and feels it's important to set a good example.

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.

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