Metal barricades could barely contain the hundreds of fans lined up in Brooklyn on Thursday as superstar Cardi B handed out free winter coats to the assembled masses.

The rapper, who is a native of the Bronx, traveled southeast to the borough of Kings to the Marlboro Houses in Gravesend. The Marlboro Houses are a massive city-run housing project comprised of 30 different buildings.

Cardi was a little late, but there were no complaints from the crowd.

“I love her music and she’s a hero to me, and she’s the one who inspired me to music,” one young girl told New York ABC station WABC as she waited for the pop star.

Temperatures dipped down to 40 degrees in the city Thursday night and were projected to be even colder over the weekend.

“It’s nice, it’s very nice that she’s doing this for the people, really, because us people over here need a lot of help,” a woman told WABC.

Even Cardi B herself didn’t realize there would be so many people at the event.

(more at abcnews)