Rapper Diddy hands out Covid cash relief in Miami neighbourhood

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Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs passes out fifty dollar bills to residents in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. Various organizations came together to also pass out gift cards and gift bags with essentials to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs has provided some coronavirus relief in a Miami neighbourhood, handing out 50 dollar notes amid a crowd of hundreds.

He was joined by his children at the event set up to help Overtown neighbourhood residents facing economic hardship during the pandemic.

In addition to the cash, 50 dollar (£37) Publix supermarket gift cards and bags containing hygiene products were also handed out.

Residents in the Overtown neighbourhood of Miami wait in line to receive gift cards and gift bags with essentials
Residents in the Overtown neighbourhood of Miami wait in line to receive gift cards and gift bags with essentials (Lynne Sladky/AP)

Diddy’s charitable foundation is also working with music festival and nightlife organiser Michael Gardner and the local group Teens Exercising Extraordinary Success to provide rental assistance for 175 families.

Rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs, right, passes out 50 dollar notes to residents in the Overtown neighbourhood of Miami
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs meets residents (Lynne Sladky/AP)

Diddy wore a clear face shield and black gloves as he worked his way through the crowd, greeting fans and families.

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