The rap superstar had asked fans to send videos of themselves singing along to her song “Regret in Your Tears” via the instant music video app Musical.ly.
Nicki Minaj is helping her fans get through school with a little financial help. On May 6, Nicki offered to pay for a fan’s tuition fee if they could verify they achieved top grades in school. It began as a Twitter contest to join the Pink Princess at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas – and wound up with a spectacular flurry of social media charity. “Dead serious. Shld I set it up?” she wrote on Twitter.
But Minaj’s love for her fans didn’t stop at tuition bills.
In her remarks to the students, Minaj said, “I am a young, female mogul before I am an artist”.
Room and board, books, and other college necessities were considered, with some requests being granted on the spot as Nicki slid into user’s direct messages.
Minaj replied: “Ok. I’ll pay it”.
Nicki responded to her fans for a couple hours before ending her generous spree.
“Ok u guys. It’s been fun”, she concluded. So many times I have thought of her when wanting to give up and having to struggle through my academics, and her words and actions have continuously inspired me to achieve success. Is that the only thing stopping u?
TMZ reports more than two people have received money from Minaj.
“I will forever be grateful to you!” But straight A students can use money for living.
“Music is lovely, but I want you to stay in school, okay?” Minaj did not hesitate and asked some of them to send her their bank information.
“I fell in love with OU and made a decision to further my education there”, Portis said in a Twitter direct message.
It was all very well for Minaj to help out fans from around the world with plane tickets, CJ thought, but what about those struggling in the U.S., who couldn’t even afford to go to school?
‘Something absolutely fantastic happened last night, ‘ she wrote.