Nicki Minaj to set up charity to pay off student loans
Nicki Minaj is to set up a charity to pay off student loans for fans in debt across the U.S.
The "Anaconda" hitmaker recently paid off the tuition fees and loans of over 30 fans earlier this month, but only if they could prove they were straight A students.
Minaj announced on Friday she would be launching a special charity to help students in debt across the country. She posted a screenshot of an email sent by an assistant who detailed who she had sent money to, and what her money had helped pay for.
"Herman - $1,128 for 2 summer classes. He started crying," part of the email read. "Jordan - paid off 2 loans totalling $4,311.82."
Minaj captioned the shot on Instagram: "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!"
The 34-year-old thrilled fans last week by offering to pay for college expenses, after launching a contest giving entrants a chance to attend the Billboard Music Awards with her later this month.
After one fan asked her if she would pay his tuition, the rapper offered up funds if the follower could prove they were getting good grades.
"Show me straight A's that I can verify w/ur (with your) school and I'll pay it. Who wants to join THAT contest?!?!" she replied. "Dead serious. Shld (sic) I set it up?"
Minaj responded to her fans for a couple hours before ending her generous spree. By the end of the giveaway session, she reportedly pledged over $25,000 in funds to her various fans.
"Ok u guys. It's been fun," she concluded. "Let me make those payments tmrw (sic) then see if I have any money left. I'll do some more in a month or 2."