Last night, award-winning rapper Nicki Minaj took to twitter and announced that if any of her followers produced straight A’s, she would pay for their tuition.
I know Nicki Minaj may not be the most favorited celebrity of the community, but talk about a Random Act of Kindness. She’s made a ton of money over her illustrious rap career and has stated on a number of occasions the importance of education, so to see her give back to her followers is something so genuine that hopefully, other celebs take note.
It gets you thinking why other celebrities aren’t quick to take part in these type of flash campaigns. We’ve all transferred money to friends on Venmo or through our banking apps, so we know it’s a relatively easy process, and what better way to get a message across than on a platform that a majority of students already use?
We live in a society where people want results fast, as time has become of the essence now more than ever. The way Minaj streamlined this idea from the goodness of her heart to the bank accounts of deserving students is beyond impressive. She’s definitely changed the way celebs interact with their fans, a change that, as you’ll read, was welcomed with open arms. Ideas like these shouldn’t take forever to manifest and for Minaj to go out on a limb and start paying bills as fast as you could send her a tweet will be a life-changing act in more ways than one.
Let’s hope her actions encourage more celebs to step outside the box and give back to those who need help much more than they do.