By Scott T. Sterling
Drake’s philanthropic spree is still in full swing.
After showering Miami with more than $200,000 from grocery stores to high schools, the rapper has struck again with yet another act of selfless charity for a local resident.
Drake teamed up with Pittsburgh Steelers’ star wide receiver, Antonio Brown, to treat Miami resident Odelie Paret to a $10,000 shopping spree.
Paret, a housekeeper at famous Miami Beach hotel the Fontainebleau,was surprised by Drake and Brown after getting off her work shift earlier this month (Feb. 6).
First, she was treated to a full spa treatment at the hotel’s luxurious facilities, followed by a lavish meal at steakhouse StripSteak by Michael Mina.
After dinner, Paret and a friend were whisked off to a local mall to discover their mysterious benefactors for the day: Drake and Brown.
“I always just saw him on the TV. So I said, ‘Drake!’ ” Paret told the Miami Tribune this week. “It made me happy. … I thank him so much.”
After being stunned by the information that she had 45 minutes to buy whatever she wanted without a monetary limit, Paret eventually picked out a pair of shoes, a Valentino handbag, four perfumes — including one for her son — and splurged on a $6,000, 18-karat, white gold necklace with diamonds.
Brown captured the moment for Snapchat, depicting himself and Drake hanging out in the store. See the video below.
Paret is a 63-year-old mother of five from Haiti who came to America 20 with her family 20 years ago. With a four-hour commute each way to her 14-room-a-day cleaning shifts at the luxury hotel, her special day courtesy of the rapper and NFL star was well deserved.
Drake’s charitable run through Miami is nothing without a “higher” purpose, so to speak: all of it is being used as source material for the rapper’s next music video, “God’s Plan.”
Antonio Brown of the Steelers with Drake https://t.co/zrQWGQKELG
OVO SOUND (@OVOWithMyWoes) February 07, 2018