Nicki Minaj Amazes Social Media by Randomly Paying off Student Loans and Tuition for Dozens

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Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter, Nicki Minaj is an artist who wears plenty of hats. From rapper to actor, fashion designer to model, the 34-year-old has done it all since hitting the music scene in 2011.

But today, she is the proud source of backing up dreams of hard-working, college students.

On Saturday, Minaj graciously offered financial aid to more than two dozen fans on Twitter in need of money to pay off their college tuition, student loans and bills.

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It all started when the “Va Va Voom” songstress spent the evening retweeting fans who were promoting her new single, “Regret In Your Tears” and upcoming Billboard Awards performance. However, when one fan raised the stakes and asked her to pay for his tuition, that’s when Minaj took things more seriously.

It was then that a new contest began and fans started tweeting proof of their grades, complete with screenshots and a brief explanation of their financial situation. By the end of the night, more than a dozen students got simple messages of “done” and “send me your info” from the star.

For years, Minaj has been a vocal advocate for education and told viral sensations, Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie McClelland on The Ellen Show that she wanted to keep the two in school, “Saying, I want you to stay in school. Put your books first and singing second.”

In total, the hip-hop artist offered to pay for more than 30 students who shared their financial struggles, with Minaj writing that it was “fun” and may do another round in the coming months.

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Tania Hussain |

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