Nicki Minaj is currently visiting her home island of Trinidad and Tobago. She recently participated in some of the carnival festivities, but aside from that, she is also giving back in a major way.

On Thursday, she made a visit to the St. Jude’s Home for Girls, and while giving the girls some advice and encouragement, she also revealed that she would be donating $25,000. She said, “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.”

Aside from that, Nicki also opened up to the girls and shared some of her past experiences, including witnessing domestic violence, and being at a difficult crossroads when she was a teenager.

She continued to say, “If you have to use my life as a lesson and the fact that there is always better days ahead.”

Nicki who was born in Trinidad spent a few years living on the island before her family relocated to Queens, NY, where she was raised.

Prior to her visit to the home, Nicki shared some videos and photos of her time at Carnival as she expressed her pride in being Trinidadian.

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Trini to di 🦴

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Proud Trini 🇹🇹

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Check out the inspiring moment below:

 

On Wednesday, Nicki apologized to her fans on behalf of her husband, Kenneth Petty. Some of her fans became upset because Kenneth was spotted moving Soca star, Iwer’s hand out of the way as they were on a float during the carnival celebration.

 

TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94