Emmis’ HOT 97 NYC partnered with platinum selling artist Nicki Minaj to give back to the community she came from for this Thanksgiving. Before she heads out on the European leg of her “Roman Reloaded” Tour, Nicki joined HOT 97’s Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation 11/19 at her alma mater PS 45 in Queens to give current students free Thanksgiving turkeys.
Over 600 attendees, including students, parents, and faculty of PS 45, joined HOT 97 Monday evening to welcome the New York rapper back to her home turf. After encouraging the students to keep up with their schooling, Nicki took photos with all of the awestruck kids and their families. HOT 97’s Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation was onsite to present free Thanksgiving turkeys to the fans as they left the school and headed home to their families and friends of their encounters with the charismatic performer.
Since the inception of HOT 97’s Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation in the spring of 1994, the Foundation has committed itself to fulfilling its mission: to be responsive to the needs and concerns of the community and promote a positive environment. With the recent devastation in the New York tri-state area from Hurricane Sandy, the Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation has provided relief effort in Far Rockaway, Coney Island, Jersey City, Newark, Staten Island, Lynbrook and Freeport.
Nicki’s latest album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded: the Re-Up, drops this week, just days after she released her new Pink Friday perfume.