A lot can happen in a week. Just in case you’ve missed anything, we’ve selected our top picks of trendy stories that you need to know about. With this guide, you won’t ever have to resort to awkward small talk about the weather again.
1. Nikki Minaj pays student college fees
The rapper surprises some of her fans by paying for their college tuition if they tweeted to her. She was able to verify their grades and give them a full ride. The rapper originally had a contest on twitter to fly fans out to meet her, until one asked for help paying for college.
— CJ 🤴🏽 (@cjbydesign) May 7, 2017
Minaj then responded by starting a whole new contest:
Show me straight A's that I can verify w/ur school and I'll pay it. Who wants to join THAT contest?!?!🤷🏽♀️ Dead serious. Shld I set it up? https://t.co/czH715u64a— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
A couple dozen fans did infact post screenshots of their report cards. The rapper then replied to some throughout the night and agreed to pay their student fees including tuition, books and other school supplies.
Ok. I'll pay it. If u have proof. 👍🏽 https://t.co/cWnNGHk3Oe— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) May 7, 2017
More celebs and wealthy people should use their money for good like that. We applaud you Nikki!— Christopher Watts (@ChrisJWatts504) May 7, 2017
2. Chicken nugget kid wins twitter
Carter Wilkerson is officially the author of the most retweeted tweet in history. And his end goal? Chicken Nuggets. Oh and he also got the nuggets!— Wendy's (@Wendys) May 9, 2017
His tweet beat Ellen's famous Oscar tweet. Bye Ellen!— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
Rapper P Diddy threw some shade at the Jenner sisters, by cropping them out of his latest Instagram.
Lmfao Diddy with the smooth crop tho pic.twitter.com/wiZGicbOeX— Essie Michelle (@ess_lovaa) May 6, 2017
And of course, Twitter is losing it:
Diddy knew he was gonna crop them out before the pic was even taken. Look how he's angled. https://t.co/yfVYbETSf0— Art & S0ul (@RahMoreno_) May 6, 2017— pooh🤙🏿 (@orangeiujce) May 8, 2017
4. The shade of Giada and Nicole on Ellen
Food network star Giada Di Laurentis was giving Ellen de Generes and Nicole Kidman a cooking class on the Ellen show. Giada was jokingly throwing shade at Nicole, who did not take it lying down.