Nicki Minaj has ended her week on a positive note in Trinidad following a backlash.
The Hip Hop superstar has managed to turn a blaring ‘L’ into a ‘W’ following her philanthropic work.
The “Yikes” rapper raised spirits this week after she visited the St. Jude’s Home for Girls in Trinidad. Not only did Nicki drop inspire the young girls with her presence but she also donated US$25,000 to aid in the operation of the home.
“I wanna thank you for your work with the girls,” Nicki Minaj said to the owners and staff at the home. “I wanna thank you for giving them hope and inspiration and they’ve even given me hope and inspiration being here today. And I wanna donate $25,000 to help the girls.”
The rapper’s announcement was met with loud cheers from her young fans who were clearly happy to see her.
Nicki also announced plans to develop a ‘fun’ space on the island for the younger demographic.
“I came to get ideas and you guys gave me a lot of great ideas on creating a building here in Trinidad where young people can go to and have recreational fun.”
Nicki’s visit was praised by the owners of the home, citing that she bonded quite well with the girls. The rapper spoke to the girls on a number of topics including dreams, aspirations and identifying bad relationships.
The rapper also opened up about her past, detailing how her father used to be abusive towards her mother.
“If you have to use my life as a lesson in the fact that, there is always better days ahead,” she said. “I want you guys to be encouraged. I want you guys to know that God didn’t promise us a problem-free life…but there has to be something inside of you, even right now today, that decides you’re going to win no matter what, no matter comes at you, no matter what was already said about you, no matter if you don’t have your parents, no matter if you don’t have family. You have to know and decide today, right now, that you are going to be one of the ones in this room that wins.”