Lil Yachty Offers To Pay Some Students’ Tuition
(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.