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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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31.

Dead account Delete at will    

as a general contractor I gotta say terrible job on the driveway. and for $1000 for the job she got reamed twice, once by Amanda and once by the guy who "cleaned" the driveway

461 days ago
32.

HumanNature    

POUR SOME BLEACH ON THE STAIN

461 days ago
33.

Snow    

I think that "if" Amanda Bynes sticks to her meds, she won't be interested in rapping. That's mental ill Amanda, not the formerly normal Amanda. As for this guy, I'd call him an opportunist. Just like the multitude of celebs who tweeted Amanda to either enable her or get a rise out of her - basically to shine the light on themselves.

461 days ago
34.

mobeter3    

Please, please give this woman time to rest before you go after her for personal gain.

461 days ago
35.

R    

The driveway is not that much better in the "after" photo. Geez.

461 days ago
36.

Create Education Better    

Whatever his motivation, he still ponied up a grand to get the drive professionally cleaned, which is more than what Amanda Bynes or her parents would do.

461 days ago
37.

Mumra the Ever Living    

In New Jersey for $200, you would get someone who would use a power washer, some decent detergent, and a good stiff, long handled brush. Or better yet, a neighbor would notice that the old lady down the street had a problem and do it for free in about an hour.
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Who knew in California $1,000 gets you a garden hose without a nozzle, and that no one gives a fuque about the old lady down the street.

461 days ago
38.

Joe Blowe    

That driveway doesnt look fixed at all. Just looks a little less bad

461 days ago
39.

PitBullLover    

sick of hearing about this krap....that woman is far from ELDERLY....i've seen her....you act like she is 97 years old...she's bopping around with that horrible haircut and a stupid mind thinking some adults PARENTS should pay for their adult child's mess..... and the damage was no real BFD for god's sake.....molehill meet mountain...... GA!!! enough with the embellishment and hysterics and yada yada....

461 days ago
40.

Carriejane    

Someone offered to clean it up for free and the "elderly" lady said "no"..that lady is just as ****ed up..lets pay $1,000 for something the rain can take care of..

461 days ago
41.

Zambonie    

Nice of him
He does a Good Thing(tm)
Hope he get's a karmic rebound from it

461 days ago
42.

skittlesbreaker19    

Amanda takes out $100k/mnth but won't pay....Cheap ass loser!!!

461 days ago
43.

skittlesbreaker19    

Her parents are losers for saying they won't pay for their psychos damages!

461 days ago
44.

DudeAbides    

Can't a girl have a little camp fire, make some s'mores, and sing some kum ba yah?

461 days ago
45.

Ginger    

Nice guy to help the lady out

460 days ago
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