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Nicki Minaj offers to pay college fees for fans

Nicki Minaj has said she will pay for some of her fans' college tuition fees if they can prove they have achieved top grades at school.

The 34-year-old agreed to donate thousands of dollars to 30 fans - and promised more in the future.

Minaj had been posting on Twitter about a competition giving fans a chance to meet her but one of her followers asked instead for help paying college fees.

The rapper tweeted: "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?"

Other students then joined in, detailing their financial situations, fees and grades.

One even asked for $6,000 (£4,600) to cover his classes, accommodation, food and books.

Minaj replied: "Ok, I'll pay it. If you have proof."

At the end of the Twitter session, she signed off, saying: "Ok u guys. It's been fun. Let me make those payments tmrw then see if I have any money left." She added a laughing emoji.

"I'll do some more in a month or 2," she added.

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