Jadakiss Shares Message From Rikers Island After Visiting Inmates

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During his visit, Jadakiss and the inmates enjoyed a meal together, played basketball, and more.

It goes without saying that Jadakiss has a busy schedule, but that didn't stop the New York-born performer from dedicating some time to those in need recently. Earlier this week, he took to Instagram to reveal that he stopped by Rikers Island to spend a day with the inmates living there. In a clip from the visit, Jadakiss explains how they all shared a meal together, shot some hoops, and more.

“We broke bread with the brothers, we ordered a plethora of cuts and slices, pies for the inmates to enjoy themselves and have some exotic pizzas," he began. "We played ball with em, had a mind building session with em. Ya’ll dudes talk about it, we here man." Jadakiss also noted that he wasn't paid for the visit, instead choosing to stop by out of the kindness of his heart.

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Jadakiss Says His Visit Was Purely "From The Heart"

"We come in, we didn’t get paid, this ain’t from the White House, this is from the heart. We came in and did it real," he said. This isn't the first charitable act Jadakiss has taken part in as of late, however. In November of last year, he and Styles P were honored by the mayor of Yonkers, Mike Spano, for giving back to the local community. Jadakiss has previously hosted various food drives, communal dining events, and more.

“You look around and you see Styles and you see Jadakiss," Spano said in his speech. "They’re not the only two famous people to come out of Yonkers, but they’re the only famous people that continue to come back and give back to Yonkers. Let’s hear it for them.” What do you think of Jadakiss stopping by Rikers Island to visit the inmates? Do you think his visit made their day? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.