College tuition has shared the limelight with plenty of celebrities throughout the years. From Jay-Z and Beyonce to Jerry Seinfeld, famous actors, musicians and humanitarians have lent a hand to students in their objective to pay for school, and Nicki Minaj is the latest to join the ranks. It all started on Twitter Saturday night when Minaj posted about a contest opportunity to attend the Billboard Music Awards with her, according to USA Today College. She posted that she had enough money to fly someone from anywhere in the world, and with that, some of her followers asked how far her money could go in helping them. One follower, @cjbydesign, tweeted back at Minaj, “Well you wanna pay for my tuition?” Her response? Sure! All followers had to do was show proof of having straight A’s.
But Nicki Minaj didn’t stop with helping just one fan on Saturday night. She helped multiple students with everything from summer classes to a professional camera for an audiovisual media course to student loan repayments. Minaj asked certain followers how much they needed and if they would forward their bank info to her. In total, Minaj spent over $20,000 of her own dollars via Twitter, according to NBC News. Furthermore, she plans to give again in the future.
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
On May 12, Minaj announced over Instagram that she was officially launching a student loan repayment/tuition payment charity fund in addition to a spontaneous giveaway in the next couple of months. Once the charity is up and running, Minaj will inform her followers. If you’re not following Nicki Minaj on social media, now is the time to Like on Facebook or Follow on Instagram or Twitter – it could literally help pay your tuition!
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