Nicki Minaj agrees to pay tuition fees for fans
The singer is doing her bit to help struggling students.
Nicki Minaj has said she will pay some of her fans’ college tuition fees if they can prove they get straight A grades.
The US singer agreed to shell out thousands of dollars for college expenses in a Twitter giveaway – and said she will pay more in the future.
Nicki, 34, had been posting about a competition which gives fans the chance to meet her.
When one of her 20 million followers asked if she would consider paying her tuition fees instead, the rapper replied that she would if their marks were good enough.
Show me straight A's that I can verify w/ur school and I'll pay it. Who wants to join THAT contest?!?!♀️ Dead serious. Shld I set it up? https://t.co/czH715u64a— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
Several more cash-strapped students then posted messages asking for help.
They detailed their financial troubles and some attached evidence of their grades and fees.
Ok do u need help w/tuition or do u have a full scholarship? https://t.co/q7ewfdNzCs— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
U want to go to college but can't? How much do u need to get u in school? Is that the only thing stopping u? https://t.co/A3mYQHgPNX— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
That's it? I'll send it tmrw. dm me ur bank info babe. Next! https://t.co/i4TVmsqDoA— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
Most people asked for hundreds of dollars but one Twitter user named Josh requested 6,000 dollars (£4,600).
What is the 6K for? https://t.co/XXfZjUKNeX— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
Ok. I'll pay it. If u have proof. https://t.co/cWnNGHk3Oe— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
The star chose around 30 fans to help.
When she signed off, she promised she would give more students a helping hand in the coming weeks.
Ok u guys. It's been fun. Let me make those payments tmrw then see if I have any money left. I'll do some more in a month or 2.— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017