Cardi B donated $100,000 (£87,000) to her old school during a surprise visit on Tuesday.
The Up rapper was intercepted by The Alexander Macomb School in IS 232, The Bronx – the primary school she attended.
NBC New York reported that during her visit, she announced that she was donating a large sum of money to the school.
A video of her speech shows Cardi saying: “When you turn 18, you have to make decisions, whether you like it or not. After high school, whatever anyone tells you, you have to make a decision.
“Do you go to college: A lot of teachers will tell you ‘Oh, when you go to college, you can choose any class. You can skip one and choose any class.’ But what they don’t tell you is that it’s on your money.”
She continued: “Make sure you know about that credit, because I started paying the bills when I was 18… and when I was 23 and I was 24 And I found out I was paying my credit bill, and I never did because nobody told me anything about credit.”
Cardi, 29, also told elementary kids that it’s important to stay in school.
“I started making money when I was 18. Fast money. Easy money,” said the former stripper. “But when ab**ch walks into a room and says, ‘Yeah, I’ve got a degree’ , then there is nothing to be honored more than this.'”