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Things We Saw Today: Nicki Minaj Helped a Bunch of Her Twitter Followers Pay for College


Twitter is often a cesspool of racist eggs, but today it produced something good. Nicki Minaj began paying for a bunch of her followers’ education expenses – ranging from $2,034 student loans to $1,000 for summer classes to $6,000 for the fall semester – after one follower asked her:

Minaj responded with a surprising yes – if he had a 4.0.

From there, it was a feast of generosity, as Minaj helped out a number of followers with various costs related to their higher education.

Sometimes, the internet is pretty cool.

  • I’m sure you all saw this from other publications, but France didn’t elect a fascist today! Sigh of relief.  (via The Slot)
  • Beth Elderkin over at io9 asks an important question about why Black Bolt can’t use real-life sign language on Marvel’s Inhumans TV show.
  • Joe Cornish, who directed the excellent Attack the Block, has finally chosen his next project. He’ll be directing a movie called The Kid Who Would Be King, a “family fantasy action-adventure movie about a band of young kids embarking on an epic quest to thwart a Medieval menace.” (via /Film)
  • Jordan Peele’s Get Out just passed $200 million at the global box office. (via Deadline)
  • The AV Club just published the world’s shadiest and greatest retraction: “Correction: Republican bloodsuckers who sentenced poor to die didn’t drink Bud Light.” The article apologizes for seizing on early reports that Bud Light was being wheeled into the Rose Garden celebration, and then closes with this museum-quality masterwork of a paragraph:
    “In this era of ‘fake news,’ it’s more important than ever to not let unverified rumor or libelous insinuation get in the way of the facts of the matter, which is that a bunch of soulless, greedy, waterlogged copies of Atlas Shrugged stuffed inside ugly suits stood around the White House yesterday, laughing and jacking each other off about how they’d successfully sentenced so many of their constituents to die just so they and their cronies could get a huge tax break, but while doing so, they most definitely did not drink Bud Light.”
  • Aaand one last Saturday Night Live clip for you all: “Where in the World Is Kelleyanne Conway?”

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