Minaj ended up not only making good on her promise, but also later announcing that she had decided to create an “official charity” to help other deserving college students pay off their loans.
Perhaps hoping to keep the momentum going, the hip-hop superstar revealed another bit of her charitable side over the weekend. In two Instagram posts, Minaj said that she’s been giving money to Pastor Lydia Sloley for years to help pay for a computer center, a reading program, a tailoring institute and two water wells in a small village in India.
“I’m so proud of our sisters in India,” she wrote alongside one image. “God is so good. Their desire was to have water wells & places where they can worship, places where they can learn technology, computers, reading, etc. We’re just getting started. These women are us and we are them!”
In a video accompanying one of the two posts, a man can be heard thanking Pastor Sloley for the funding she provided (with Minaj’s help) to build the water well. The pastor has created partnerships with two churches in India, hoping she “empowers women to start their own businesses,” according to her website.
“This is the kind of thing that makes me feel the most proud,” wrote Minaj.
She then added, “We complain about the most ridiculous little things when some [people] don’t even have clean water. Blessings to India. Our work is far from done.”