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College graduate thanks Nicki Minaj for paying his tuition fees

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Nicki Minaj and Artavion Cook.

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A University of Louisiana at Lafayette student who just graduated is thanking rap artist Nicki Minaj for paying for his tuition fees.


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Three years ago, someone on Twitter reached out to Minaj with a request for the musician to help pay college fees. Minaj agreed – on the condition that they show her perfect marks. She wrote, "Show me straight A’s that I can verify w/ur school and I’ll pay it.”

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A few dozen fans took Minaj up on the offer including Artavion Cook. He asked on Twitter if she could help pay his current outstanding balance of $1,300. She did and this week Cook graduated with a bachelor's in science (biology).

Cook shared a picture on Instagram, said, “I can't believe that I'm actually 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.”

According to a news agency, Cook is looking forward to medical school and is getting ready to take the MCAT in the spring. He'd like to go to LSU Shreveport, Morehouse, Howard University, or Meharry Medical College.

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