Cardi B was in Brooklyn last night at Marlboro Houses’ community center as well as a Boost Mobile store across the street from the apartment complex giving out coats and shoes to needy families but what she didn’t know is that the community had something they wanted to give to her in return.

While Cardi was trying to set an example for the kids in the community being that Brooklyn is the place she shot two of her earlier music videos for ‘Red Barz’ and ‘Pull Up On Me’, they were ready to hand her the key to the Marlboro Houses. “I want these kids to learn from me that you got to give back to the hood,” she told reporters when she finally arrived, according to Einiger’s video. “These kids follow me, these kids listen to my music.”

“We’ve gotta set an example for the kids and the future,” Cardi added, PIX-11 reported. “You know, sometimes people think that we just be doing the messed up things, but we really, really, really care for our kids, our community and everything.” After arriving, Cardi chatted with eager fans and posed for pictures. She also apologized for being late on her Instagram story, explaining that she had a photoshoot she forgot about which delayed the event’s originally scheduled 5 p.m. start time.

Cardi was given a symbolic key to the Marlboro Houses, as well as a birthday cake from the Marlboro community — who sang her a belated “Happy Birthday” (Cardi’s birthday was on Oct. 11). “I did not know this was going to be so big,” Cardi told the crowd after, according to video by PIX-11. “I know you see all of us always in the club [and] in music videos. But we really do care about the kids and we really do want to show people we are positive. People in the media try to make us look like we wild animals or stuff, but we not really about that. We really want to make a change. And how do we start change? With the kids.”

Two videos of the night’s events can be viewed below.