Nicki Minaj offers to pay for 14-year-old who killed man to defend mom to go to college

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By James Kay

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Nicki Minaj has made a grand gesture, as she's offered to pay the college tuition fees of a 14-year-old who killed a man while defending his mother.

As reported by CBS News, 35-year-old Carlishia Hood and her 14-year-old son were initially charged with the murder of 32-year-old Jeremy Brown.

The incident took place on June 18 outside of a restaurant in West Pullman, Chicago which saw the 32-year-old shot dead following an altercation.

Hood has a FOID card (firearm owner identification) and is a concealed carry license holder. She was further charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor as her son was the one who fired the weapon.

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Carlishia Hood was arrested following the shooting. Credit: Chicago Police Department

Following surveillance footage of the incident, all charges against the mother and son were dropped as the footage revealed that Brown was punching Hood before her son shot him.

Prosecutors argued that Hood was texting her 14-year-old son who was in the car while arguing with Brown, and the boy soon entered the fast food restaurant.

After the 32-year-old began attacking Hood, the boy shot him and Brown fled the scene. The 14-year-old then allegedly chased him out of the building and shot him a further two times.

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's office said that the decision to drop the charges was "based upon our continued review and in light of emerging evidence".

"Based upon the facts, evidence, and the law we are unable to meet our burden of proof in the prosecution of these cases," the office added.

Questions are being raised why charges were filed against the mother and son, as the initial report documented that Brown had acted violently before any shots were fired.

It would seem that singer Nicki Minaj questioned the same thing and has decided to reward the actions of the 14-year-old.

Taking to her Instagram stories, the Minaj wrote: "That 14-year-old boy that backed dat hammer out when that grown a** man was punching his mother in the face as if she were a MAN; is a true hero."

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Credit: Instagram / Nicki Minaj

Minaj continued: "If he wants to go to college, I'd love to help. It's what ANY son should've done for their MOTHER. She raised a dope kid & should be so proud. Also, God knew b4 she knew; that she'd be attacked that day & made sure they had protection on DECK. God is GOOD."

There's no word yet on whether the 14-year-old has taken Minaj up on her offer, but considering college tuition fees can venture past the $100,000 mark, it's a great incentive for him to study hard in school.

Hood is currently planning a lawsuit following her claims that she was wrongfully arrested.

Featured image credit: Jamie McCarthy / Getty

Nicki Minaj offers to pay for 14-year-old who killed man to defend mom to go to college

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Nicki Minaj has made a grand gesture, as she's offered to pay the college tuition fees of a 14-year-old who killed a man while defending his mother.

As reported by CBS News, 35-year-old Carlishia Hood and her 14-year-old son were initially charged with the murder of 32-year-old Jeremy Brown.

The incident took place on June 18 outside of a restaurant in West Pullman, Chicago which saw the 32-year-old shot dead following an altercation.

Hood has a FOID card (firearm owner identification) and is a concealed carry license holder. She was further charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor as her son was the one who fired the weapon.

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Carlishia Hood was arrested following the shooting. Credit: Chicago Police Department

Following surveillance footage of the incident, all charges against the mother and son were dropped as the footage revealed that Brown was punching Hood before her son shot him.

Prosecutors argued that Hood was texting her 14-year-old son who was in the car while arguing with Brown, and the boy soon entered the fast food restaurant.

After the 32-year-old began attacking Hood, the boy shot him and Brown fled the scene. The 14-year-old then allegedly chased him out of the building and shot him a further two times.

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's office said that the decision to drop the charges was "based upon our continued review and in light of emerging evidence".

"Based upon the facts, evidence, and the law we are unable to meet our burden of proof in the prosecution of these cases," the office added.

Questions are being raised why charges were filed against the mother and son, as the initial report documented that Brown had acted violently before any shots were fired.

It would seem that singer Nicki Minaj questioned the same thing and has decided to reward the actions of the 14-year-old.

Taking to her Instagram stories, the Minaj wrote: "That 14-year-old boy that backed dat hammer out when that grown a** man was punching his mother in the face as if she were a MAN; is a true hero."

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Credit: Instagram / Nicki Minaj

Minaj continued: "If he wants to go to college, I'd love to help. It's what ANY son should've done for their MOTHER. She raised a dope kid & should be so proud. Also, God knew b4 she knew; that she'd be attacked that day & made sure they had protection on DECK. God is GOOD."

There's no word yet on whether the 14-year-old has taken Minaj up on her offer, but considering college tuition fees can venture past the $100,000 mark, it's a great incentive for him to study hard in school.

Hood is currently planning a lawsuit following her claims that she was wrongfully arrested.

Featured image credit: Jamie McCarthy / Getty