After revealing that she will be a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, which airs its first episode today (Februaey 28), Nicki Minaj has announced that she will be donating $25,000 to the St. Jude’s Home for Girls in her native Trinidad.
After visiting the girl’s home yesterday (February 27), Nicki said to the teachers: “I wanna thank you for giving them hope and inspiration and they’ve even given me hope and inspiration being here today.”
Minaj encouraged the girls to push through hard obstacles in life, even referencing her own experience with domestic violence: “I’ve experienced being in a home with domestic violence. I’ve experienced, you know, being at a very difficult crossroads in my life as a teenager. And sometimes as a teenager when things happen, you feel like there’s no up from there.”