Nicki Minaj Offers To Pay Student's Tuition Via Twitter

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01:  Nicki Minaj attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Nicki Minaj Offers To Pay Student's Tuition Via Twitter

She was giving out money like Oprah.

Published May 7, 2017

College is more expensive now than it ever was, so it’s great when a student can get some relief from those who can help.

That’s what Nicki Minaj is apparently doing for a number of college kids. In a semi-unrelated tweet the Queens rapper made about paying the airfare for a contest winner from anywhere to spend time with her at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards, she apparently opened the gate for more philanthropy.

Just after midnight on Sunday morning, a Twitter user named CJ, who is also apparently a student working two jobs to pay for his college, replied to Minaj’s tweet and implied that if she’s flying in international kids, she should help him pay for his college as an American citizen.

“Well you wanna pay for my tuition,” he asked. Just six minutes later, she responded and called his bluff. “Show me straight A's that I can verify w/ur school and I'll pay it,” she replied. “Who wants to join THAT contest?!?!🤷🏽‍♀️ Dead serious. Shld I set it up?”

Of course people hopped in and, as promised, she picked out a few other people and offered them assistance. 30 people in all got help from the queen including Liyah, Ashley and even a fan named Onika who asked for thousands of dollars in financial help in the form of cash to help them enroll, pay for books and even back loans before they returned to school.

Afterward she joked about going broke (even though we know she’s got that doe). She even hinted about doing the contest again.

Check out some tweets of what went down below.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)


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