Nicki Minaj put her money where mouth is earlier this month when she suggested paying for fan’s college tuition, school supplies, and student loan debt as long as they had straight A’s.
Of course, the tweet went viral! The Queens-rapper requested bank account info to make good on her promise. Minaj was originally promoting a contest where she would gift the winners an all expense paid trip to accompany her to Billboard Music Awards. A fan responded to Nicki via twitter, asking her to pay his tuition instead. Nicki took him up on his offer and her philanthropic efforts began!
Just a few days after she agreed to help a dozen students via Twitter, she took to Instagram to highlight her success and announce that she is creating a charity that will help students pay for college tuition, books, and supplies. In her caption she wrote: “This makes me so happy. [A few from the other day] I’ll do another impromptu payment spree in a month or 2 but pls know that I’m launching my official charity for Student Loans/Tuition Payments VERY SOON! You’ll be able to officially sign up! I’ll keep you posted!”
According to Forbes.com, the total student loan debt has reached 1.7 trillion, making it the second highest consumer debt category. Every bit of coin towards your tuition is a blessing! Maybe Nicki’s benevolent deeds will encourage other celebrities to help students struggling to pay for school.
Written By: Danielle Pearman (@DannieOnAir)