New York rap star Nicki Minaj helped a University of Louisiana-Lafayette student out of a jam, paving the way for his road to medical school. Artavion Cook credits Nicki for her huge assist and it all started with a single tweet.
Nicki Minaj Helps Fan Cover Tuition
In 2018, Cook was struggling to pay his tuition and bills at the same time. He saw a tweet from Nicki Minaj asking if any of her fans needed help covering school costs. Cook took a chance and reached out to his favorite rapper, and a few days later, his tuition was taken care of for the semester.
“I can’t believe that I’m acutally saying this out loud, but I am an official college GRADUATE! Bachelor of Science in Biology. Chemistry and Psychology minor. 🧬 … This day is even more special because @NICKIMINAJ paid my tuition a few semesters ago, and today is her birthday! ♡” -Artavion Cook’s Twitter
Nicki Minaj Fan Now Headed To Med School
“It really meant a lot to me, especially to my mom,” Cook told a local news station about Nicki’s generous act. He was able to pay the rest of his way through school and graduated this year, and now plans to go to medical school.
Mama Minaj Celebrates Nicki’s 38th Birthday
Nicki Minaj’s mother, Carol Maraj, posted a heartfelt birthday message on Instagram for her daughter, who recently became a mother herself.
Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter, an amazing mother, a wonderful wife and the best sister in world. May God continue to Bless you and your family as you continue to Bless the world with your amazing talents. I love you beyond what words can express #happybirthdaynicki#amotherslove
Nicki’s Baby Boy Breaks His Silence
Nicki Minaj has been mostly private when it comes to her newborn son — she still hasn’t revealed his name to the public — but occasionally she gives us a glimpse into her mommy duties. Nicki recently shared a recording of her two-month-old engaged in some baby talk.
“Say hi to the Barbz.”