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Amanda Bynes Driveway Fire

Rap Producer To The Rescue

7/28/2013 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0726_amanda_bynes_driveway_cleaned_article_tmzGood News!!! Someone has stepped up and PAID for the damages caused by the driveway fire Amanda Bynes set at an elderly woman's home a few days ago. 

But there's more to the story ... and it involves Amanda's aspirations to become a rap star. Allow us to explain ...

The good Samaritan who paid for the driveway cleanup is Daniel Herman -- who owns Chinga Chang Records, an East coast hip hop record label. 

Daniel tells TMZ he's been following Amanda's journey to become a rap star and would love nothing more than to sign her to his label.

That being said, Daniel says when he saw the damage Amanda caused at the elderly woman's home, he wanted to help -- so he called the woman, Bonnie Braaten, and asked for permission to bankroll the cleanup. She agreed ... and he happily cut a check for the $1,000 job.

So, is Daniel a good guy who saw an opportunity ... or is he an opportunist posing as a good guy?

Either way ... Bonnie tells TMZ she's happy for Daniel's help and is looking forward to moving on with her life.

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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

He's a good guy for doing this...that doesn't mean he can't also be kissing up to Amanda. He's in business, right? Better this than supplying her with drugs.

363 days ago
17.

melbrooks    

This is why she needs a conservatorship. God. Not much has changed in the entertainment indystry. Uck. Sleaxebags.

363 days ago
18.

verlinda    

Sell the blocks on Ebay

363 days ago
19.

Jody    

Knowing Hollywood, that incident will add value to the home if it is ever sold. She shouldn't even worry about it.

363 days ago
20.

Glenn    

$1000 for THAT? Someone got hosed

363 days ago
21.

piratesrule8    

How can it cost $1000 to scrub some slabs of concrete with hot water and detergent ?

363 days ago
22.

Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

I'm still a fan of Amanda.

363 days ago
23.

BB not bb    

She wasn't going to let that little rich girl get away without paying up. It was nice of the rap producer to pay for her though. He must really like Amanda or really think she has talent. It looks like the old lady just pocketed the money and hosed off the ashes herself. I still see the stains there pretty much.


A lot of old people have their yards looking like like a jungle and their house looking like Sandford and Sons. I think she just wanted her little pay day, and now she shut up.

363 days ago
24.

clearConscience    

This womans neighbor offered to power wash her driveway she refused. She wanted Amanda's parents to pay for it... so you have to ask yourself what kind of person would rather wait for someone to come out of pocket then receive a good well jester from her neighbor?

363 days ago
25.

Jake Price    

They say there is no selflessness without selfishness. He's probably a bit of both. Probably smart though, you figure that after all of this, when that album finally drops, its gotta go platinum...

363 days ago
26.

Dobby    

Maybe he's why that 1.2 million dollars is missing from Amanda's bank account -- well, that and the weed salesman.

363 days ago
27.

Azi    

Will this house be part of the TMZ tour ?

363 days ago
28.

garwilly     

$1000 to pressure wash?! You can buy one for less than $100!

363 days ago
29.

AMY D    

It was a grand to do THAT? Wow, I'm changing professions.

363 days ago
30.

Julies    

Um...It's still there..., just a lighter shade of damage. Whatever happens, no more pets for Amanda.

363 days ago
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