Nicki Minaj is paying it forward . . . literally. On Saturday, the rapper struck up a deal with a few of her fans on Twitter that she would pay part of their school tuition and loans if they could provide proof of their good grades. Nicki was originally answering questions about a lip-syncing contest surrounding her "Regret in Your Tears" music video when a fan asked if she would pay her university tuition.
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— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
It didn't take long for the requests to start pouring in, and Nicki happily obliged. Among the many fans to catch her attention were an immigrant, a student with no family support and a minimum-wage job, and a fellow Queens, NY, native with a single mother. According to TMZ, at least two people have already received payments from the "Super Bass" singer.
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— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
If u give me a 4.0 then I'll keep my end of the bargain. https://t.co/Esqs9rwfPn— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
Done. Dm https://t.co/8Fb8laOoyP— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
Got u https://t.co/TMlEx5H5Gk— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
After generously dropping more than $20,000, the rapper called it a night, adding that she might do it again in the near future. Nicki is a saint, you guys.
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. 😘😘😘💋💋💋💕💕🎀🎀🎀— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017