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Rapper 2 Chainz pays disabled veteran’s rent for a year

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Posted at 8:18 PM, Dec 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-06 20:25:59-05

One disabled veteran has a famous rapper to thank for making her holiday season much easier.

Single mother Deirdre Plater of Palmetto, Georgia, has been having trouble making ends meet. 2 Chainz, a native of nearby College Park, Georgia, learned of her predicament and paid her a visit on Saturday.

But he didn’t come alone: the rapper brought new furniture for Plater’s apartment and offered to pay her rent for the year.

2 Chainz (who has had a few run-ins with the law, full disclosure) posted on Instagram about the importance of giving back, remembering that he grew up poor.

“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, 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 chord 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.”

In another post, he said it’s “important to give back when you’ve got it.”

2 Chainz heads up the T.R.U. Foundation, a charitable organization, and used the proceeds for the “Dabbing Santa” sweaters he is selling online to help pay for the furniture and rent.

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Giving back for the holidays the right way…. I'm taking some of the proceeds from the dabbing Santa sweaters and giving back to the people in need. Eugene (in the video) was helping us today unload furniture and assemble everything. This is just as emotional for the people helping as it is for those we are helping…. #trufoundation #dabbinsanta

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