Hip Hop star Nicki Minaj was in a giving mood and decided to pay off several of her fan’s college tuition and student loan debts.
The “Chun-Li” artist began the “Student of the Game” fund last year after a fan asked the star if she would pay her tuition. The tweet between the two made headlines on the Internet and Minaj paid for countless fan’s college fees, room and board expenses, book costs and school debt. Reportedly Minaj paid up to $18,000 in college fees.
The rapper was inspired to continue the contest and posted a set of rules and instructions in May for all of her fans who wanted to participate in the proceeding college tuition fund.
Ok just send one tweet w|hashtag #StudentOfTheGame saying how much $ you need & what it’s for. All $ will b paid directly towards the tuition, books, etc. I’ll fave ur tweet & DM you if you’ve been chosen, for more info. Not every faved tweet will get a DM. ♥️🦄🙏🏽♥️
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 25, 2018
Hundreds and thousands of student’s submitted their information. Minaj and her team sorted through numerous entries and picked 37 students to have their loans or tuition paid. The winners’ names were announced Saturday on her website MyPinkFriday.Com.
— Pink Queen Tingz🎀 (@pinkqueentingz) June 29, 2018
Minaj wrote on Twitter, “If you were chosen for SOTG, you can’t win my [in studio] album listening prize. 🤭😩.”