A$AP Rocky Donates 120 Meals to New York Homeless Shelter Where He and His Mother Once Resided

Not forgetting where he came from,A$AP Rocky donated 120 meals to a homeless shelter in New York City where he and his mother, Renee Black, once resided during the early 2000s.

via: People

Rocky — whose real name is Rakim Mayers — personally delivered the meals from Harlem’s Amy Ruth’s Restaurant to the Regent Family Residence, a shelter located on the city’s Upper West Side. The outlet states that the shelter currently serves 83 families, including 111 kids.

Volunteers of America, which manages Regent Family Residence, did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

In a photograph obtained by TMZ, the Grammy-nominated musician is seen posing closely beside his mother, as the pair both donned face masks amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. For the outing, Rocky sported a white hoodie topped by an oversized red flannel shirt and a pair of jeans, as his mother wore an all-black ensemble.

Back in 2012, Rocky spoke candidly about living in the homeless shelter with his mother and sister and the emotions behind that experience.

Speaking with Hard Knock TV, Rocky detailed that he was in middle school at the time and was embarrassed by his living situation.

Sharing that he would tell his friends that he was in trouble when they would ask to come over, the “Fashion Killa” crooner noted that he eventually learned to accept and embrace his situation.

“I was a little embarrassed as a kid but I rejoiced it and I embraced what that is because it made me who I am today,” he said at the time. “That was really hard for me back then, being kind of like exposed to that kind of lifestyle is crazy.”

Much respect to A$AP for making sure people are getting help during this time.

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