This weekend, Nicki Minaj changed the lives of plenty of her fans when she decided to pay off their school-related fees and balances.
The rapper had originally taken to Twitter to announce a contest in which fans needed to record a Musical.ly video of her "Regret In Your Tears" track in order to win a chance at two prizes. They had the option of either being flown out to Las Vegas to hang with Nicki at the upcoming Billboard Music Awards or to join her in the studio to listen to unreleased music.
And one more thing... first place MAY get to choose between #NickiBBMAs and hanging with me in the studio, listening to unreleased music— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
Ok, if I retweeted or liked your video, that means you're being considered. Long way to go tho. Lots of vids to check out on the app.— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 6, 2017
And YES! All countries are included. Ya muva makes enough money to fly members of #TheKingdom out from ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!!— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
However, one brave fan took their chance and asked the rapper to pay for their tuition instead. And Nicki rose to the occasion, responding swiftly with a few conditions:
Dead serious. Shld I set it up?"
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? https://t.co/czH715u64a— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
She then spent the next 30 minutes generously responding to a variety of students: medical school enrollees, immigrants who aspire to go to college, students with 4.0 GPAs, fans enrolled in summer classes and online courses, graduates with outstanding loans, students with partial scholarships, and others who needed help affording textbooks, supplies, meal plans, room and board, cameras, and tablets.
All the lucky few had to do was prove to the rapper why they were in need and then message her their bank information.
Ok do u need help w/tuition or do u have a full scholarship? https://t.co/q7ewfdNzCs— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
If u give me a 4.0 then I'll keep my end of the bargain. https://t.co/Esqs9rwfPn— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
U want to go to college but can't? How much do u need to get u in school? Is that the only thing stopping u? https://t.co/A3mYQHgPNX— MEGATRON (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
That's it? I'll send it tmrw. dm me ur bank info babe. Next! https://t.co/i4TVmsqDoA— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
How much do u need? Would this be ur tuition? https://t.co/bsbdUXKtAC— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
How much is left after the scholarship? https://t.co/TGfwdR7llt— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
I'll pay a cpl of them. Send ur bank info & ur contact https://t.co/vG0nlJwkNZ— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
Ok you're the last one for the night. Dm ur info https://t.co/89EFndrFZu— MEGATRON (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
Eventually, the fun came to an end with Nicki joking she wasn't sure if she had any money left, but promising to do the favor again in a few months.
Ok u guys. It's been fun. Let me make those payments tmrw then see if I have any money left . I'll do some more in a month or 2.— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017