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

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Posted at 7:58 PM, Dec 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-06 21:58:20-05

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#DabbinSanta started out as a trendy guy but has grown & become a blessing. Not only did he stop eviction for this lady who served our country and help keep a roof over her sons head but he fully furnished there 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 dabbinsanta@gmail.com

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By Henry Hanks

CNN

(CNN) — 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.

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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 am , 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 🙏🏿

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

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Showing my kids how important it is to give back , when you got it .#TRU

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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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