Rapper Nicki Minaj surprised her faithful fans by giving back on Twitter.com over the weekend. The "Anaconda" rapper responded to a handful of fans begging for money by offering to help them pay for college expenses.

It all started when Nicki, 34, took to Twitter on Saturday, May 6, to promote a contest for fans to attend the Billboard Music Awards with her later this month if they upload a video of themselves singing her song "Regret in Your Tears".

When one fan asked her to pay his college tuition, Minaj offered to pay if the follower could prove he was getting good grades.

"Show me straight A's that I can verify w/ur school and I'll pay it. Who wants to join THAT contest?!?!" she replied.

Before long, Nicki received dozens of requests for college tuition. She responded personally to each fan and offered to pay their expenses.

"@NICKIMINAJ I have $500 left of my tuition to be paid, single mother raising me and my lil (sic) bro.. from Queens, (New York), you would help me a lot," one fan tweeted.

"Got u," Nicki replied.

When it was all said and done, Nicki reportedly pledged over $25,000 in funds to her various fans.

"Ok u guys. It's been fun," she tweeted. "Let me make those payments tmrw (sic) then see if I have any money left. I'll do some more in a month or 2."

Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

  • SG

    ??????I should have sent a request to payoff my student loan.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    That's AWESOME.

  • hotntot95

    Dig that...I like when celebs do this type stuff..bc they don't have to, it shows how giving they are..

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    When I heard about this over the weekend, I was hoping Minaj would come back and say that she had been HACKED, and a bunch of naive Millennials sent a stranger their banking info. #jaded

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    If she actually did this, it's awesome. Student loans are the devil!

  • Renee26

    That was nice of her...so random and not a calculated PR move...Kudos Onika!

  • Renee26

    Shole are...let me go follow her so I can try to get mine paid off!

  • Renee26

    They don't have to send their banking information....the payments can be made directly to the schools via wire exchange...they can look them up by name and DOB

  • Renee26

    Same....I'm not even on Twitter but I'll join for this type of opportunity lol

  • Renee26

    Who's the guy up top with the pearl jacket and ashy cuticles??

  • Thismessismessy

    Nice gesture. Not one to say why she didn't bother to go. Saw that on another comments section and it irked me. You can help without being the example. Thanks for doing this Nicki

  • tintin

    Shout out to Nicki for doing this.This is wonderful and actually meaningful. i like how she said show me straight As.

  • MissHarlem

    ??? be a blessing to others.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Awww what a nice distraction. Her brother goes to court today for ra.p.ing a little girl. She paid for his legal defense as well. I'm interested to see how this plays out.

  • Nophace

    I may have missed it but what did she do for that 12yr old that her brother raped on multiple occasions?!? What type of a Blessing was she to her?!?

  • Tammie Reed

    That was very sweet of her!

  • jazzysmith12UTUBE4USDOTCOM

    Bless her soul.More than racist Trump and his horde of kkk klansmen are doing!!!!

  • SpiceGirl

    i have a car note you can take care of Nick...just pennies to you...right??

  • Anunnaki

    that was awesome of her, I love when folks give back that have it, I miss those days, when I use to do it. I the greatest feeling in the world

  • Miany

    Nice gesture Nicki Minaj!!

  • Tynamight

    (Lemme see if this'll work w/ Sandra Rose) Uh... *clears throak* I have a gang of student loans. You got me?

  • ShWa

    I don't care for NM but that was a nice gesture to do for those college kids, I hope this wasn't just a distraction from her what her brother did to that little girl because we still want him to pay for what he did to that poor little girl, that is inexcusable, sorry NM......

  • ShWa

    Why would u hope that? They are in school busting their a** to make good grades they don't deserve that.

  • ShWa

    Good to know because that would be terrible!

  • Coffee1st

    Smart girl.

  • Dowoop

    Let me know how that works out and ill start begging too...lol

  • cherrypie

    This says a lot more than any stupid rap battle. Making a difference in these young people's lives is monumental. its a tax write off for her but for these young people its life changing.

  • Faithz

    This is such a good Gesture from Nicki,,

  • Mel
  • Nophace

    I agree! Shit, I should have tried to get in on it to see if she would have paid my 2G's so I can go back!! Hahahahaha

  • NovemberFling


  • NovemberFling

    You and I will probably never know, being that it is an ongoing trial and in most cases, non-disclosure agreements are signed. I'd also like to note that her brother is also a grown ass man whose actions do not reflect on Nicki. You miserable hos do the most over nothing.

  • NovemberFling

    Why would her money be an distraction for what her grown, OLDER brother did to that little girl? People have long stopped discussing that and she doesn't need to distract from anything that she held no part in doing.

  • NovemberFling

    Where did you learn that she paid for his legal defenses and what check did you see backing your claim?

  • NovemberFling

    Kudos to Nicki. Putting your money where your mouth is should be the credo that people live by. Most High is watching those who do good upon others by ACTIONS. Oh, and per usual, people are trying to hold another black woman accountable for something a black man did of his own free will. Sh*t is getting old. Again, praise to Nicki for doing what so many are unwilling to do with their riches and means.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Anybody paying off student loans? If so, where do I sign up.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I have tears welling up in my eyes.
    SOMETIMES, the human race is not horrible.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    She finally acting like a person. Good job Nicki. Get the tax write-offs and help some lives while you're at it ??

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Stop dack riding! Their mother paid his leagal fees with money she got from raggedy Onika. Her brothers a child molester. She only did this as a distraction and tax write off. Nice my ass that broad is full of smoke and mirrors.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    ? Her brothers going to court today for being a Chester , and the day before that broad decides to act nice? Y'all fall for anything huh? Onika bird ass ain't the only one paying for kids school. Other celebs ( RIHANNA) do this and have been. Onika trying to take the heat off her and her nasty ass brother.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Go head Nicki do that...however the people just want to make sure this isn't just a ploy to deter from the fact that her brother's trial starts this week?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Exactly I thought I was the only one!!! Our people go blind when money is involved dont they???

  • Moon Lee

    Are u kidding me??? Praise nothing, but The most High!! The Creator!!! Yes, she did a great thing. We should all uplift ,however we can. That is what we should all be doing! Nikki, will get a tax right off, for her charity!Smahhh.... Rich man's game comes with accolades, and praise!

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    That's why she did it. She knows the simple negros swear everthing is a blessing and money fixes everthing. Oh please. Satan gives blessing too and money can't fix everything.

  • Moon Lee


  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    So she has a contest for fans, who promote her song, to attend the awards with her. One of the fans comes on and asked for help paying his tuition and she agreed if he could show that he had straight A's.......and thus an impromptu contest was born.

    I am pretty sure this was not the first time somebody asked her to assist them with something worthwhile......now question: Will she be so generous to her brother's victim(s)? And to hell with a trial- his semen was found in the child's panties!!

  • Reina1718

    Lol & u kno thats today, she always does something to distract that situation.

  • Reina1718

    Yup she been out for many yrs as a celebrity & u post this happen so day b4 ??

  • Tynamight

    Tell me where to send the CHECK...

  • kennedy campbell

    true...but her brother got his own self in this mess. cover up or not let those that got their tuition taken care of be happy. I had to decline going into a program myself this semester because I'm short on funds...sold my car, picked up another job..and I'm frugal..still not there yet

  • Gigi

    What you do in secret will be rewarded openly.

  • A D N

    Better than spreading wealth on items or strip clubs! A little goes a long way...

  • Mel

    Brooklyn NY ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    There is a motive (manipulation) behind this.... But thanks Icky ... Someone will need it... Unfortunately for you... Want help your case....

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    She ? didn't ? do ? what ? she ? did ?out? of ?the ?kindness ?of her heart. Other celebs do the same 365 /24/7 shes isn't doing anything special . If you can't afford to go to school then wait until you can, it isn't going anywhere. Why put yourself in debt for a piece of paper? I never understood going to school for 80 years only to end up paying it off for the rest of your life. Biggest scam ever! To end up doing what , working for someone else? Please. College isn't for everyone and honestly no one should go unless the profession they choose requires it. Your better off going to a trade school or a program for business management and working for yourself.

  • Patricia

    good works dont earn any man or woman a pass into Gods kingdom. one must repent of sin and believe on Christ as Lord.


    Soooo is she gona fix the girls life her pedophile brother destroyed!!!!!

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    @Sandra forgot to mention:

    Nicki's is probably turning the attention to her so people won't see the headlines of her brothed due to court today for child rape accusations.

    I don't believe it.... She has been exposing herself to the fullest, even exposing a titty out... Hummm kay Nicki

  • jazzysmith12UTUBE4USDOTCOM

    Black women are the most educated in Amerikkka. Salute Nicki!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Your mama's.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Nicki is a beautiful woman....geez

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Her brother got his own self into this mess however its her.... funding that pays the lawyer retainers. The family can say that moneys not Nickis but if she never made it he would be getting banged in prison right now and she would be flicking roaches out the cereal box...

  • Naomi

    Not everyone wants to work for themselves.
    There are a lot of things that are "just a piece of paper" but carry A LOT of weight in this world.
    I'd rather go into debt and go to school than to be stuck at some dead end job.
    College isn't for everyone but I definitely encourage going to trade school or taking some courses to better yourself.
    Just because you don't think college or school isn't worthwhile, doesn't mean other people think that way...so I wouldn't encourage someone who WANTS to go to college not to go.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Goooo Nicki!!!????????

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Where did I say not to go to collage3? WHERE? I said it isn't for everybody and you should go if the profession you choose requires it. If not go to trade school or take business courses or any other type of certification. I never said not to go to school. You feel some type of why because I feel going into debt over a piece of paper is stupid? When there are other ways to better yourself? To me it makes no sense to shell out thousands of dollars on something you may not even use unless your profession REQUIRES it . Only to have to pay that money off until you retire. Yeah you should better yourself, but don't go into debt only to sit in a cubical at a job you hate. I'm speaking from experience.

  • Tena

    I'll be sure to start following her to put my bid in.

  • Unhappy American

    She still ah bish ?

  • IamAllnatural

    I applaud Nicki for giving back to her fans. More celebrities need to take note because without fans they are nobody. Even if she had another motive, she still helped some students with college expenses.

  • Jussjess25

    That was nice of her..

  • Quitedeliteful

    Nicki looks beautiful in this picture...

  • Mac Jones

    That's what I'm talking bout.

  • NovemberFling

    So clever. Your level of articulation gives much inspiration. I'm sure your mother is a proud woman of all she taught you.

  • NovemberFling

    Nicki has a dick now? I thought she was born female? Key words - Her BROTHER is a child molester, not her. You weren't THERE dancing inside her brain to know what her motives were. My sister is a hoe, does her coochie mileage pass onto to me because we came out of the same womb? If you quote me, please quote me without the juvenile phrases. It diminishes and invalidates whatever point you think you're making.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy
  • Blaque Mahogany

    Your mama.

  • NovemberFling

    Your pappy, the one you never knew.

  • NovemberFling

    Yes, 6 whole days, because I live life outside of the internet. I have real life affairs to tend to, which prohibit me from fruitlessly posting all day on a blog. Mad would be the poster who took the energy finding a meme, copying, and then pasting.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    ...your mama

  • NovemberFling

    Your crusty pappy.........