Nicki Minaj brought music to her fan’s ears this weekend, but not necessarily in the way they expected. The world-renowned artist is known for encouraging her fans to get an education, whether that be in interviews or on stage. She even told Ellen’s beloved Sophia Grace and Rosie, a.k.a. the “I love pink!” girls to put books first and music second. They were eight and five, respectively.
Well, it would seem like Barbie is taking the next step in encouraging young adults to stay in school – by putting her money where her mouth is.
On Twitter this weekend, she announced that she would cover transportation costs for the lucky winners of a musical.y contest so they could attend the Billboard Music Awards, no matter how far the journey. A 21 year-old student from Arkansas thought there could be better use for her generosity, tweeting, “Well you wanna pay for my tuition?” with an attachment of the poster child for reaction images, Wendy Williams.
Nicki Minaj responded saying, “Show me straight A’s…and I’ll pay it…” This, of course, ignited a firestorm of fans asking for financial aid from their favorite rapper. She must’ve been feelin’ herself, because she responded to about thirty fans asking for their bank information so she could follow through on her promise. When will your fave ever?
She finally put an end to the money madness, joking, “It’s been fun. Let me make those payments tmrw then see if I have any money left.” Leave it to the queen of rap to give students one more incentive to stay in school and aim for the top. It’s nice to see a star as invested in her fans as they are in her. Get ready to hit the ground running studying for those final exams, as the queen says herself, “It’s so amazing, I figured out this world is ours for the taking.”
Update: Minaj is now planning to launch a charity to help even more students with loans and tuition!