(AllHipHop News) Rap newcomer Lil Yachty is planning to follow in Nicki Minaj’s footsteps and help to pay off fans’ student tuition fees.
The “Peek A Boo” star, real name Miles McCollum, took to Twitter to share the news with fans, revealing he wants to spread his newfound wealth by establishing a scholarship program.
“I will be pay (sic) some tuitions this year…,” he posted. “I’m gonna drop details very soon on how u (sic) can get in on this. I love u students.”
He also expressed his desire to cover back to school expenses for other less fortunate families.
“Also, I wanna take a few lucky family’s back 2 school shopping (sic),” the 19-year-old added. “All information will be on my site. It’s time to give back.”
Yachty’s charitable tweets emerged after he was criticized online for reportedly spending $150,000 on a new diamond chain and 100 carat pendant, which bears his likeness.
He isn’t the first rapper to offer fans help with school costs – Nicki Minaj is also setting up a college fund for straight A students after agreeing to pay off various fees and loans for over 30 fans who reached out to her via Twitter in May.
Y'all sound stupid. I got criticized for dropping too much on jewelry so for that reason Ima pay some student loans? God I hate the internet https://t.co/z5T621iS3w
— king of the teens (@lilyachty) July 11, 2017