2 Chainz pays disabled mum's rent for a year
2 Chainz has paid a disabled single mother's rent for a year and bought her new furniture.
The US rapper surprised former veteran Dierdre Plater by turning up at her home in Atlanta, Georgia with new equipment for her abode and he offered to take care of her lease payment for the next 12 months.
The shocked mother-of-three told US news channel CBS46: "It's hard to keep gas in the car, food in the house, and do everything by myself being a single parent. I am on a fixed income.
"I love to see stuff like this happen for other people, but I never thought it would happen to me."
2 Chainz made the donation to Dierdre through his TRU Foundation, which helps out those in need from Atlanta, Georgia - where 2 Chainz is from - and the surrounding areas.
Money to pay the single mum's rent will also come from sales of the 38-year-old star's Ugly Christmas Sweaters collection of festive jumpers.
2 Chainz - whose real name is Tauheed Epps - posted a heartfelt message on Instagram over the weekend in which he recalled standing in front of his oven to keep warm in his home during his younger years in the winter months.
He wrote: "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 (sic)"