MIAMI Colored pencils, candy, a baby toothbrush and a coloring book were not what Latarcia Brown had in mind when she lined up for hours at Diddy’s event on Tuesday.
The grandmother, who lives with her parents in Overtown, Miami, said she was at the gift early because she heard they were going to hand out help.
According to her, the gift bag was a disappointment.
“No gift certificate; no rent paid … The lady told me if you get a gift bag you should go, ‘said Brown.
Brown could not reach Sean “Diddy” Combs when he arrived at the House of Wings, a 1039 NW 3rd Ave restaurant in Overtown. There was chaos, she said.
Social distance went out the window as the New York-born rapper began handing out $ 50 bills to the crowd. He was not wearing a face mask. He was wearing a face shield and gloves.
Diddy’s visit to the historic neighborhood made nationwide headlines after an announcement that the California Sean Combs Foundation is covering the cost of one month’s rent for 175 families in Miami.
Michael Gardner, of the Headliner Market Group, and Keon Hardemon, commissioner of Miami-Dade, both praised Diddy’s generosity. Most of the people who were there were very appreciative.
Its foundation awarded a grant to the Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success, a non-profit organization that has a program to help families during the pandemic.
Brown, who said she and her family urgently needed help during the pandemic, received a response to her complaint from the House of Wings where she received a gift card on Wednesday.
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