One of 17 Bronx victims’ families called Cardi B an “angel” after she was called Cardi B.

Haji Dukuray, who lost five family members in the tragic blaze on January 9, recently spoke to TMZ and expressed his gratitude for the 29-year-old performer’s charitable actions.

The New York City-born rapper previously said that she will pay both the funeral and burial expenses for victims of the fire.

Grateful: Cardi B, 29, was called an 'angel' by one of the family members of the 17 victims of the deadly apartment fire in The Bronx; she is seen in November of 2021 in NYC

Grateful: Cardi B, 29, was called an ‘angel’ by one of the family members of the 17 victims of the deadly apartment fire in The Bronx; she is seen in November of 2021 in NYC

Although Dukuray said he wasn’t aware of who Cardi was prior to the blaze, he said he was indebted to her for her kindness and willingness to offer her help after the tragedy.

Cardi B. You are an angel. He told the publication that he couldn’t express his gratitude enough to you. “I don’t even know you and I am sure that you have never heard about my family All I can do is pray for Allah. All your desires and all you desire, may Allah grant them all. 

He continued to say that his charitable acts had taken a significant burden off both him and his family. 

‘I plan on burying five of my family members, as well as the financial aspects. All of us know just how difficult that is. I didn’t have to think about it at all.

High praise: Although Dukuray said he wasn't aware of who Cardi was prior to the blaze, he said he was indebted to her for her kindness and willingness to offer her help after the tragedy; firefighters seen after a blaze on January 18 in the Bronx

Very high praise. Although Dukuray admitted that he did not know Cardi prior to the fire, Dukuray stated that he was thankful for Cardi’s kindness.

Following her charitable act, he offered to pray for her and concluded his remarks by pledging prayers of support 

“I had no idea that Cardi B was the one responsible.” He said, “I mean, knowing that she’s the one to blame, I have to pray for and to thank her for being an angel who really helped my family.”   

Bodak Yellow previously released an announcement about her actions, and said that she was happy to assist residents in her home borough.

Weight off their shoulders: He concluded that, after he discovered that the rapper would be taking care of the victims' funeral and burial costs, he was relieved of much of the stress that he and his loved ones had been experiencing; Cardi B is seen in 2021

Weight off their shoulders: He concluded that, after he discovered that the rapper would be taking care of the victims’ funeral and burial costs, he was relieved of much of the stress that he and his loved ones had been experiencing; Cardi B is seen in 2021

Doing her part: 'When I heard about the fire and all of the victims, I knew I needed to do something to help,' Cardi said in a statment; seen at the American Music Awards in November

Cardi does her part.

‘I’m extremely proud to be from the Bronx and I have lots of family and friends who live and work there still. In a Wednesday statement, the Grammy-winning artist released through the New York City Mayor’s Office.

She continued, “I can’t imagine how the loved ones are feeling, but I pray that they don’t have to worry about having to pay for the burial costs.” “I offer my condolences and prayers to all those affected by this terrible tragedy.”

The city says the ‘partnership’ with Cardi (real name: Belcalis Almánzar) will include the costs of ‘repatriation expenses for some victims buried in The Gambia,’ where many of the 19-story building’s residents are from.

Tragic: The January 9 fire killed 17 people, including eight children, all from smoke inhalation; a firefighter is seen entering the Bronx building amid the blaze

Tragic: On January 9, 17 people were killed in a fire that was started by smoke inhalation. A Bronx firefighter can be seen going into the building as the fire rages.

Helping hand: Cardi's contributions will help cover repatriation costs for residents who will be buried in The Gambia; Above, a makeshift memorial outside the Bronx building on January 13

Cardi’s donations will cover the cost of repatriation for those who are to be buried there.

Mayor Eric Adams said: 'We are grateful for Cardi B, a real superstar on and off the mic, for granting some critical financial relief to families of the victims'

Mayor Eric Adams said that Cardi, who is a superstar both on and off the microphone, was very grateful to him for providing financial support for the families of the victims.

According to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the average American funeral is $7,848. Cardi has to pay at least $133 416.

Ages of the victims varied from 2 to 50 years. Smoke inhalation was caused by a malfunctioning space heater on a third-floor unit. Investigators think that this unit had been left inoperable for many days. 

Mayor Eric Adams stated that Cardi B was a true superstar and gave financial assistance to the families of victims.

“The city will always be grateful to her, as well as to all the corporate and grassroots partners that were able to provide immediate assistance to our neighbors in distress and help them to rebuild their lives during these difficult times.

The amount of money that she gave to the fund is not known. It has raised over $2.5 million. reached out to the mayor’s office for clarification but was not able to get a response immediately.

Cardi, 29, was raised in the Highbridge neighborhood and attended Herbert H. Lehman High School in the Bronx

Cardi (29 years old) was born in Highbridge and went to Herbert H. Lehman High School, Bronx.

Cardi was brought up in Highbridge, and she attended Herbert H. Lehman High School.

The borough is often mentioned in her music. For example, in 2017’s song Bronx Season.

This rapper is famous for extravagant giving. According to TMZ: She gave her husband Offset (Migos rapper) a $2 million check for his birthday.

New York Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin announced that the state of New York would be granting $2 million to a fund for victims on Sunday. New York Governor Brian Benjamin declared that New York will award $2 million to the victim fund.

According to Governor Kathy Hochul’s press release, the fund will provide tenants with case management, property replacement and relocation assistance in order to address their critical household needs. 

Investigators believe the fire began in the Wague family's third-story unit after a space heater was left running for days. Above, the apartment is seen completely destroyed

After a few days of running a space heater, investigators suspect that the Wague family’s apartment on the third floor caught fire. The apartment has been completely destroyed in the image above

Cardi released a statement saying that it was hard to comprehend the grief and pain that victims’ families are feeling. But she expressed hope that not worrying about funeral costs will allow them to heal and move on.

Fat Joe (a Bronx resident) also created a fund to aid those who were affected by the fire. He has been supported by Jay-Z, DJ Khaled, and others.

He wrote last week on Instagram, “I need all of my friends to join me in supporting the Bronx families that have been devastated by fire,” “I will donate and ask anyone with a Heart to help me.” Most of these individuals are immigrants who lost everything and have nowhere to go. Today, it is 10 degrees in Bronx.

Officials blamed the fire on a defective space heater located in an apartment at the third floor. The fumes quickly rose up through the staircase of the 19-story building.

Fire officials also found that the entry door to the unit where the flames ignited failed to automatically close — as it is designed to do — when the family residing inside fled.

The fire at the 19-story Twin Parks North West Building was New York City's deadliest since 1990

New York City’s most deadly fire since 1990 was the Twin Parks North West Building, which is 19 stories high.

Fire experts found several faulty self-closing doors in a Bronx apartment complex where a fire left 17 dead on Sunday. Investigators also believe the building's older fire safety measures contributed to the spread of the fire

In a Bronx apartment block, fire investigators found several malfunctioning self-closing door systems. This was where 17 people died in the Sunday fire. Investigators suspect that older fire safety precautions contributed to spreading the fire. 

Residents claimed that space heaters are sometimes necessary to heat the buildings and that repairs were not always made on time.

New York City’s most deadly fire since 1990 was the Twin Parks North West Building, which is 19 stories high.

The names of all 17 victims from the January 9th fire are now known.

The deceased are: Fatoumata Drammeh, 50; Foutmala Drammeh, 21; Muhammed Drammeh, 12; Nyumaaisha Drammeh, 19; Haji Dukary, 49; Fatoumata Dukureh, five; Haja Dukureh, 37; Mariam Dukureh, 11; Mustapha Dukureh, 12; Omar Jambang, six; Sera Janneh, 27; Haouwa Mahamadou, five; Seydou Toure, 12; Fatoumata Tunkara, 43; Isatou Jabbie, 31; Hagi Jawara, 47; Ousmane Konteh, two.   

Haja Dukureh, 37

Haji Dukary, 49

Haja and Haji Dukary, both 37 and 49 respectively, were among the victims of the fire. 

Fatoumata Drammeh (pictured), 50, was killed in the fire, her sister Koumba told, who said that she and her family were 'such lovely people'

Fatoumata Drammeh's daughter Fatoumala, 21, was also killed in the fire, Fatoumala's aunt Koumba Drammeh told

Fatoumata Drammeh, 50 (pictured), was also killed in the fire. Koumba, her sister, told that Fatoumata and her family were both’such beautiful people’. Fatoumata, 21 year old, died in the same fire.

Fatoumata's 12-year-old son Muhammad was the youngest member of the family to lose his life in the Bronx apartment building fire

Aisha Drammeh, 19, is one of the several people still missing after the Bronx apartment fire that has already claimed the lives of 17 people

Fatoumata’s 12-year old son Muhammad died in the Bronx building fire. Aisha, her 19-year-old daughter (pictured right), also lost her life in the Bronx apartment fire.

Hagi Jawara, 41, the wife of Jabbie, has been confirmed dead Monday by Hagi's brother, Yusupha

Isatou Jabbie, a relative of Yusupha Jawara, in an undated photo. Jawara says she and her husband have died after the deadly Bronx fire on Sunday

Isatou Jawara (31, and Hagi Jawara (41), were declared dead by Jawara’s brother Yusupha after Monday’s Bronx building fire.

The fire caused 32 injuries and left 63 people with serious health problems.

A coalition of federal, state, and local officials announced an agenda to strengthen fire codes and build standards in the wake of these deaths.

Two dozen men worked together on Sunday to move 15 caskets down Bronx street, while the Gambian community gathered together to grieve those who perished in the fire.

According to New York Times, just after 10 o’clock in the morning, there was a line of black hearses outside Fordham Heights Islamic Cultural Center. Soon, the men gathered round the caskets and carried the bodies of their family members to the front of the prayer room.

Many mourners gathered to remember 15 victims in the Bronx building fire. Women on the second level consoled one another while the men prayed down below.

Many more people sat down in tents on East 166th Street in Concourse, Bronx. There they could look through windows or watch the livestream of the funeral. 

Toure Seydou, 12

Mustafa Dukureh, 12

Toure Seydou (left), and Mustafa Dukureh (right), died in the fire. 

Fatoumata Tunkara, 43

Sarah Janneh, 27

Fatoumata Tunkara, 43 years old, and Omar Jambang (6 year-old) were both killed. Sarah Janneh (right), was also shot.

Services were broadcast onto large screens in the outside area and other areas of the mosque.

One time, security personnel ordered crowds not to assemble as two ambulances arrived outside the Islamic Center. The ambulances carried an unconscious woman out of the building. was informed by fire officials that they were notified of a sick person in the service around 11.50am. Two people were then taken to a nearby hospital. They have yet to be identified or describe the conditions they are currently in. 

Mourners in the Gambian community of the Bronx wheeled the casket of Ousmane Konteh, 2, to the hearse following the funeral service for 15 of the 17 victims of an apartment building fire

After the funeral for the 15 victims of an apartment-building fire that claimed 17 lives, the Bronx Gambian Community mourners rolled the casket OusmaneKonteh (2), to the hearse

One woman was seen crying as the 15 caskets were carried into the Islamic Cultural Center on Sunday

As the 15 caskets were being carried to the Islamic Cultural Center, a woman wept.

Mass funeral marked the end of a week filled with prayers and grief in a tight-knit West African community, many of whom have connections to Gambia.

This is an awful situation. However, God is the source of all things. The Lord is always in control. Tragedies are inevitable. We thank Allah we all can come together.

Musa Kabba (the imam of Masjid-Ur-Rahmah mosque), said, “One week they were here… now their gone,”. Many had prayed there. 

Bronx fire victim Felix Martinez is currently clinging to life on a ventilator. A class action lawsuit filed on his behalf seeks $3 billion from the building's owners

Felix Martinez, Bronx fire victim, is currently breathing through a ventilator. The building’s owner are suing him in a class action suit for $3 billion

According to a filing, at least 22 victims of the terrible fire in Bronx’s apartment buildings are suing the Bronx owners for $3 billion.

Rosa Reyes and Felix Martinez were married. They are the first to file a class-action lawsuit against the owners of the 333 East 181 Street space heater that caused the worst firestorm in the city in years on Sunday.

Martinez, who was lost and overcome by smoke in an unlit stairwell, is now clinging onto life with a ventilator. His lawyer stated that Martinez’s current condition has not improved.

After a preliminary investigation, it was discovered that there might be a maintenance problem which prevented the fire from reaching the original unit on the third floor.

Inspectors from the city cited Bronx high rise at least six times because it failed to keep its doors open.

Residents at 333 East 181st Street complained about lack of heat and problems with self-closing doors. Fire investigators stated that this contributed to spreading toxic smoke throughout their complex. 

City inspectors cited the Bronx high-rise at least six times between 2013 and 2019 for failing to maintain self-closing doors in the complex. There was also a self-closing door complaint issued on Dec. 6, 2021

The Bronx highrise was visited at least six times in 2013-2019 by inspectors. They were cited for failure to keep the doors open between the years 2013. On Dec. 6, 2021, a complaint regarding self-closing doors was made.

Mamadou Wague (pictured), who rushed to flee with his wife and eight kids after a fire broke out in his duplex apartment on Sunday, said the doors in his unit - which are designed to close automatically - get stuck if pushed open too far

Mamadou Wague, (pictured), ran to safety with his eight children and wife after an apartment fire broke out on Sunday. He said that the doors of his unit, which were designed to shut automatically, get jammed if they are pushed too far open.

According to records from the New York Post, building managers were issued door-related tickets between 2013 and 2019.

Mamadou wague fled with his family, his eight-year-old children, and wife after an apartment fire broke out at his third floor duplex apartment.

The father of eight West African immigrants explained to the Post that he had found the door wouldn’t shut by itself if pushed it all the way up. “I thought that it was closed, but firefighters told me later that it had not.

The property was the subject of a list that included complaints from residents about heating issues.

Although the buildings officials claim the area was heated, NYC has a minimum temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit. This is considered too cold by some residents.