Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz spent the weekend giving back.
Through his charity TRU Foundation, 2 Chainz surprised Georgia resident Dierdre Plater by announcing he would pay her rent for the entire year.
“I love to see stuff like this happen for other people, but I never thought it would happen to me,” Plater, a veteran with disability, told Atlanta’s CBS affiliate.
2 Chainz documented the charity work on social media with Instagram videos and posts.
“I remember when we didn’t have hot water and I didn’t want my friends to know, so I told them it was something wrong with that bathroom and they couldn’t use my mommas,” he wrote on one Instagram post. “I remember using the oven to heat the house, I would stand in the kitchen for hours to stay warm. I remember waiting until the water co. close at 5, so we could use a tool and turn the water back on until 6 a.m. I remember going to sleep hungry. I remember a long-ass extension cord coming from the neighbors house to mine to borrow they’re lights. I remember stealing cable, cars, clothes etc., no matter how much pain I endured I smiled on the outside. It was my defense mechanism. I remember.”
2 Chainz created a holiday sweater, Dabbing Santa, this year, and a portion of the proceeds from each sale made on his apparel site will go to help families in need, according the rapper.
“Dabbin Santa started out as a trendy guy but has grown & become a blessing,” he wrote. “Not only did he stop eviction for this lady who served our country and help keep a roof over her sons’ heads, but he fully furnished their home!! All of that was made possible by YOU supporting #DabbinSanta Lets keep it going!!! If you know someone in need this holiday please share your stories.”