Nicki Minaj Is Starting A Charity To Pay Off Fans’ Student Loans

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The idea was born on Twitter

Last weekend Twitter was atwitter as Nicki Minaj came to the aid of fans, helping them to pay off their education-related debts. "Show me straight A's that I can verify w/ur school and I'll pay it," she wrote. "Dead serious." And dead serious she was. After she agreed to help dozens of people who tweeted at her, this week the verifications that she came through started to roll in.

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Now, the "queen of rap" has announced on Instagram that this won't be the last time she'll do this, making these generous payments into a regular thing. "Ill do another impromptu payment spree in a month or 2 but pls know that I'm launching my official charity for Student Loans/Tuition Payments VERY SOON!" she wrote on Instagram along with some notes on what she paid off for fans last weekend. "You'll be able to officially sign up! I'll keep you posted!" 

This is not the first time Nicki has done what she can to help fans finish school. Back in 2011 she lent her voice to the charity Get Schooled, recording wake-up calls for students to help them get up and make it to class in the morning. 


This woman is serious about helping fans reach their educational dreams. And if we've learned anything this week it's that Nicki Minaj is definitely a star you want in your corner... and you should probably follow her on Twitter.

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.