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2 Chainz pays veteran's rent for a year

Rapper 2 Chainz has helped to make one disabled veteran's holiday season special by paying her rent.

The I'm Different star grew up poor and feels it is "important to give back" and after hearing about the predicament of one fallen soldier, Deirdre Plater's, he decided to use the proceeds from his Dabbing Santa ugly Christmas sweater line to buy her new furniture and pay her bills.


2 Chainz took to Instagram to confirm his generous holiday hand-out, revealing Plater's problems reminded him of his own when he was growing up.


"I remember when we didn't have hot water and I didn't want my friends to know, so I told them it (sic) was something wrong with that bathroom and they couldn't use my mommas," the rap star writes. "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. (company) Close (sic) 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 a** extension chord coming from the neighbors house to mine to borrow they're (sic) 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."


"#DabbinSanta (sweaters) started out as a trendy guy but has grown & become a blessing," he adds in a separate post. "Not only did he stop eviction for this lady who served our country and help keep a roof over her sons head but he fully furnished there (sic) home!! All of that was made possible by YOU supporting #DabbinSanta Lets keep it going!!!"