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!
As if we needed another reason to love Chrissy Teigen, she just delivered.
According to Glamour, North Carolina native Mercedes Edney set up a profile on crowdfunding site YouCaring in order to help pay her over $6,000 tuition for esthetician school. With just about $300 raised, Edney was short of the funds needed to pay for her tuition, books and fees, so she took to Twitter to promote her crowdfunding page — and that’s when Teigen stepped in.
Glamour reports the model donated $5,600 to cover her schooling costs, and Edney took to social media to share her gratitude for Teigen’s assistance.
Sharing the news on Twitter and Instagram, Edney wrote in her Instagram post — which was accompanied by a photo of her tuition receipt — that she was shocked when she saw the payment notification.
“My paypal alert went off, and as I looked at my phone, there was amount of $5605. I thought it was a glitch,” she wrote. “I then look at my email and realized it came from my fundraiser. @chrissyteigen donated my entire tuition money for school. I have been crying all night and I cried in the office this morning as I paid my downpayment for esthetician school. I haven’t been this happy in a very long time.”
Edney also shared her thanks on Twitter, to which Teigen replied, “I’m really excited for you to live out your passion.”
It looks like Edney has a beauty school fairy godmother.