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Nicki Minaj Pays Straight-A Fans College Tuition

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 18: Singer Nicki Minaj arrives at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Are you a straight-A college student who’s having a hard time paying tuition? Sure there are plenty of scholarships out there you can (and should) compete for but what if you want a patron? Like, a really weird and unexpected patron?

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After receiving a tweet from a fan asking for help paying college tuition Nicki Minaj asked for proof of good grades.

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Oh, and this wasn’t a one-time thing either, she continued this back and forth with her fans for over an hour.

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Finally she had to shut it down because of the sheer number of requests she was getting, but Nicki promised to do it again sometime in the near future.

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So was this genuine outreach to her fans in an attempt to put her money to good use or was it just really good publicity to drive her social footprint? Honestly, I think it was both. Ultimately, if you’re a struggling student who just saved $20K-$40K you probably have a new appreciation for the artist and her message, regardless of your opinions on her music itself.

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