Nicki Minaj Pays Young Fan College Tuition

Trinidad rapper Nicki Minaj has made a fan for life. The singer recently paid off a $1,200 tuition bill for aspiring freshman dermatology student Artavion Cook.

It started when Minaj was announcing a video contest Saturday (May 6). Cook , a University of Louisiana at Lafayette student tweeted at her, "Well you wanna pay my tuition?"

Cook tweeted Minaj over the weekend saying: “Sis, this is how much I have left to pay” and Nicki responded in a tweet she would pay his college tuition on the condition that they show her perfect marks.

"Show me straight A's that I can verify w/ur school and I'll pay it. Who wants to join THAT contest?!" Minaj tweeted back. "Dead serious. Shld I set it up?"

“I screamed! My mom was like what’s wrong with you?,” said Cook.

“Nicki just said she would pay for my tuition,” Cook responded.

Cook has been a big fan of Minaj’s music for years and it’s a moment he’ll remember his tuition bill was wiped to zero after one tweet.