"It's the season of giving for Nicki Minaj!
The rapper, 35, returned to his old neighborhood in Queens on Wednesday to distribute turkeys before Thanksgiving. Keeping warm in the cold New York weather, Minaj looked comfortable in her black sweatpants, matching hoodie and her metal coat.
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His fans, who lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the rapper, went crazy when he finally arrived with his mother Carol at his side. In the videos captured by a fan account, Minaj greeted the crowd and took several photos with the fans before heading behind the table to distribute Thanksgiving meals.
After handing out more than 500 bucks to the residents of southern Jamaica, Minaj made sure to stop and take a picture with the New York City Police Department's commanding officer, Jerry O & Sullivan, who shared the vaccine on Twitter.
"I think the Commander in Chief was negotiating to become the new manager of Nicki Minaj", The 113th New York Police precinct tweeted. "I'm pulling for you inspector. #Nikiminajturkeygiveaway"
Later, the rapper shared an Instagram post about the day and thanked her hometown for attending the charity event.
"Mom and I had a great time with all of you today. (Yes, that's her with the hoodie on)," she wrote next to the photo with her mother. "Love all of you for leaving. @Seanbellrecords & @bone_mbz + everyone who helped this happen today, thank you very much QUEENS #QGTM LOVE YOU 4 LIFE"
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Minaj was not the only star to spend some time before the holidays.
Rapper T.I. He also returned to his hometown of Atlanta with his daughter, heiress Diana Harris, to hand out turkeys and fresh vegetables to the community. Later he shared a video of the day on his Instagram.
"We've been there … filling the void in our community," said the 38-year-old rapper. "Doing our part for people of 13 consecutive years. And it has been an absolute pleasure. I am always honored to do what we can for the community that was there first for me. "
Nick Cannon and David Burtka, who also published their experiences on social networks, joined the rappers to give back to their communities.
Burtka, who is married to Neil Patrick Harris, attended a Food Bank for America event at a community kitchen in Harlem on Wednesday with his two sons, Harper Grace and Gideon Scott. The actor, 43, shared a photo of the trio smiling in their aprons and hats to Instagram.
"I think it's very important to teach children to give back and help others, especially during the Christmas season," the sweet shot described. "@ Foodbank4nyc @feedingamerica #helpout #giveback #makeadifference"
Cannon also headed to Harlem with his Moroccan and Monroe twins on Wednesday. The actor, 38, is no stranger to retribution: he has been a member of Feeding America's Entertainment Council for more than a decade.
During their trip on Wednesday, Cannon and her children helped senior members of the community buy their Thanksgiving needs in the pantry and served meals to the needy. Later he shared photos of the day on his Instagram account.
"Returning and voluntarily offering us the family style!", Subtitling a selfie with his two children.
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Meanwhile, on the west coast, Vanderpump rules" Lala Kent showed up in Palm Springs with her fiancé Randall Emmett to hand out Thanksgiving meals together.
The star of reality, 28, shared a photo on Instagram on Wednesday of the couple standing next to the trunk of a car with turkeys in hand and wrote a sentimental message about the importance of giving back.
"Sometimes I get too entangled in my own world, forgetting what real life is," began the long publication. "It's a moment like this that frees my soul, forgetting what I want or need and paying attention and love to anyone other than me."
"50 turkeys and 100 and a few cans of Thanksgiving goodness, later, we help feed the homeless in some way," he continued. "The homeless shelter in Palm Springs is projected to feed 6,000 people for Thanksgiving."
"Thanks to everyone who is giving back," Kent finished. "Everyone means something in this world, remember to forget about ourselves this season, God bless you and yours.