Nicki Minaj Supports 14-Year-Old Hero After Brave Act of Defense.
Nicki Minaj has emerged as a pillar of support for a 14-year-old boy who made headlines for his courageous act of defense. The incident unfolded when the young boy stood up for his mother, Carlishia Hood, during a violent altercation, ultimately leading to a shooting.
In a disturbing turn of events at a Chicago restaurant, Hood was subjected to a brutal assault by a man named Jeremy Brown. However, the teenager intervened, using a firearm to protect his mother and tragically resulting in Brown’s death.
Public sentiment quickly rallied behind the young boy and his mother, lauding his bravery in the face of danger. In a show of solidarity, Nicki Minaj took to her Instagram Story on Tuesday (June 27) to extend her support.
Minaj commended the boy’s actions, stating, “That 14-year-old boy who pulled out the gun when that grown man was attacking his mother is a true hero. If he aspires to go to college, I would love to assist him. It’s what ANY son should do for their MOTHER.”
Initially, Hood and her son faced charges of first-degree murder, but due to widespread public outcry, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office dropped the charges. They acknowledged that they were unable to meet the burden of proof based on the facts, evidence, and the law.
In response to the unjust treatment, Hood and her legal representatives have filed a lawsuit against the city of Chicago and five police officers, alleging false arrest, malicious prosecution, and emotional distress.
Nicki Minaj’s support for education is well-known, as she has previously demonstrated her generosity by helping fans with tuition costs. In 2018, she donated over $18,000 towards student loans, books, and courses.
Minaj’s gesture of support for the young hero highlights her unwavering commitment to empowering individuals through education. Her actions serve as a reminder of the importance of standing up for what is right and protecting loved ones in times of adversity.
This is the day that The Lord has made. Let us rejoice & be glad in it. 🙏🏾 pretty sure I’ll be announcing my #StudentOfTheGame winners tomorrow. 🎀 Tuitions, Student Loans, Books, etc. Took a bit longer than I expected to sort through all of them. ♥️ pic.twitter.com/IKjG8do2s4
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) June 3, 2018
In addition to her kind gesture, Nicki Minaj has also taken a firm stance against the spread of misinformation by certain blogs. She recently issued a stern warning to publications about the importance of accuracy, following a false claim regarding an expensive jewelry gift she supposedly gave to her husband, Kenneth Petty. Minaj promptly refuted the rumors as “blatant lies” and emphasized her readiness to take legal action if necessary.
This isn’t the first time the “Barbie World” artist has dealt with false information. In 2022, she filed a lawsuit against a blogger who propagated untrue allegations about her alleged substance abuse problems. Minaj’s actions demonstrate her commitment to defending her reputation and setting the record straight when faced with baseless rumors.
This is a blatant lie. Would you like to be added to the list of blogs making up random stories, not FAQ checking & getting sued too, boo? 😉
So far there are 5. 🥳
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) June 27, 2023