Last week, Nick Minaj made headlines by offering to pay her fans’ student loans and tuition on Twitter. Now, the rapper is making headlines again for looking to make a habit out of the payments.
According to The Cut, Minaj not only shared the receipts from her recent giving spree on Instagram (which topped $18,000), she also wrote that she is going to launch her efforts as an official charity.
“This makes me so happy,” she wrote in reference to the initial payments she made, The Cut reports. “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!”
Official details have yet to be announced, says The Cut, but we will certainly be keeping an eye out!
Paying for college can be a daunting task, but Nicki Minaj just made some of her fans’ pursuit of higher education a little easier.
According to TIME, after a fan tweeted her asking the rapper to pay her college tuition in the midst of a contest to join Minaj at the Billboard Music Awards, she responded by saying “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?”
From there, the #NickiBBMAs contest turned into getting her attention to have her pay for fans’ college tuitions, textbooks and even student loans, says TIME, and Minaj responded asking some to direct message her with their contact information.
TIME reports that by the time she concluded the spree, “Minaj said she would pay for about 30 fans’ college tuition, student loans or other education-related fees. The fees ranged from $500 to books to $6,000 for tuition.”
Glamour says Minaj spent $50,000 in total paying for her fans’ education,” all of whom provided proof that the money was for school.”
Minaj’s generosity will not be forgotten, that’s for sure.