Nicki Minaj is paying it forward by and paying off some of her fans college tuition bills just like she did last year.
Minaj is dropping major coins in their tuition accounts as part of the “Student of the Game” fund, in an effort to wipe out their college debt, reports the Atlanta Black Star..
Last year, the “Chun-Li” rapper got the internet stirring when she tweeted: “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?”
Her Twitter followers quickly responded, sending in pictures of their grades as well as explanations of what they needed.
Minaj reportedly paid more than $18,000 in college fees this year.
Hopeful fans submitted applications through MyPinkFriday.Com.
Minaj wrote on Twitter, “If you were chosen for SOTG, you can’t win my [in studio] album listening prize.
While this is a nice gesture from Minaj, it’s also a nice distraction after the rapper recently slammed a writer for calling her out for her raunchy songs.
Friday evening, Toronto based writer Wanna Thompson offered her two cents on Twitter regarding the direction she hopes the rapper will take in the future.
“You know how dope it would be if Nicki put out mature content? No silly sh*t, just reflecting on past relationships, being a boss, hardships, etc. She’s touching 40 soon. New direction is needed.”
Even though the feedback was arguably valid, included no real insults, and didn’t even tag Nicki Minaj, somehow the Queens native got wind of the tweet and decided to slide into Thompson’s DMs to let out a scathing verbal assault.
“Eat a d*ck you hatin ass h*e. Got the nerve to have a Trini flag on your page. You must not have heard the Pinkprint or “Pills N Potion” “Bed of Lies” “Save Me” My recent feature with Alicia Keys, Tasha Cobbs,” Nicki responded. “Just say you jealous. I’m rich, famous, intelligent, pretty and go! But wait, leave my balls. Tired of you sucking on them.”
Thompson posted screenshots of the tirade Minaj sent to her including one where she wrote, “When ya ugly ass was 24, you were pushing 30? I’m 34. I’m pushing 40? Lol. And what does that have to do with my music?”
That was childish, but it was very mature of Nicki Minaj to help the college kids.