Maybe Nicki Minaj doesn’t have her own daytime talk show (yet), but there was no other person to compare her to tonight than the inimitable Oprah. When one intrepid fan asked Minaj to pay off their college loans, she actually decided to do just that.
After recently joining the video-dubbing app Musical.ly, issuing a #RegretInYourTears challenge to her fans to record creative videos dancing to her latest single, promising to fly out her favorites to hang out in the studio with her or visit with her at the Billboard Music Awards. But when @cjbydesign replied to one of the contest tweets with a tweet of his own — “Well you wanna pay my tuition?” they sparked a whole different sort of challenge on Nicki’s timeline.
The response was immediate, with fans of the “No Frauds” rapper sending screen shots of report cards, progress reports, and stories of financial hardship and educational goals. Nicki replied to thirty fans, telling them to send info for her to pay for their tuition, school loans, and needed equipment.
She ended the run of tweets with a promise of another round in a month or so, joking, “Let me make those payments tomorrow then see if I have any money left.” With an estimated net worth of over $70 million, that shouldn’t be too much of a problem. See some of the tweets below.