Nicki Minaj Offers to Pay College Tuition for Chicago Teen Who Killed Man to Protect His Mother

by Xara Aziz
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Nicki Minaj is receiving praise after she applauded a 14-year-old Chicago teen who protected his mother from a man who attacked her.

On Tuesday, Shine My Crown reported about the Chicago woman who was exonerated from murder charges after she instructed her son to shoot a man after being involved in a physical altercation. Since then, the womanCarlisha Hood, has set up a GoFundMe, which has raised more than $10,000 from supporters who believed that her actions were made in self-defense.

Well, Minaj got wind of the story and posted an Instagram story calling the son a “hero,” adding that she wants to help him go to college.                                                                     

“If he wants to go to college, I’d love to help,” she wrote on Instagram. “It’s what ANY son should’ve done for their mother. She raised a dope kid & should be so proud.”

Meanwhile, the GoFundMe page Hood created sought to collect $5,000 with the intent to secure funding to help with housing for Hood and her son, but the number of donations she received is more than double her goal.

Carlisha Hood/GoFundMe

“The funds donated are for my son and myself. This will help us in any way with temporary relocation and transportation,” the GoFundMe page reads. “As we deal with this difficult time and wonder what our next moves are. We are just asking the people to continue to keep us in your prayers during this time and if anyone has it in their hearts to help with anything we will be greatly appreciative. Thank you all so much especially those who have contributed and sent us prayers.”

According to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, Carlishia Hood, 35, and her 14-year-old son were freed “in light of emerging evidence,” causing charges to be dropped against them.

“Based upon the facts, evidence, and the law we are unable to meet our burden of proof in the prosecution of these cases,” reads a statement from the attorney’s office.

Before the charges were dropped, Hood and her son were facing murder charges for the incident that took place at a Maxwell Street Express in Chicago’s Southwest Side.

At the time, authorities said Hood was involved in a verbal altercation with Jeremy Brown, 32, while waiting in line for food at the restaurant. She then messaged her son and told him to come to the establishment after the heated exchange turned physical.

That’s when things took a turn for the worst. Police say Brown punched Hood, causing her son to pull out a gun and shoot Brown in the back, according to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times.

The teenager continued to shoot at Brown as he attempted to flee the scene. Hood and her son followed him into the restaurant’s parking lot where she instructed her son to continue shooting at Brown until he was dead.

“After the teen stopped shooting at Brown, his mother allegedly told him to shoot Brown’s girlfriend, who authorities said encouraged Brown during the earlier altercation,” reads an NBC Chicago report. “Prosecutors also reportedly said Hood tried to grab the gun herself before her son shoved her off and the two fled the scene.”

Brown succumbed to gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead.

Hood and her son turned themselves in to police last Wednesday. They were arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Those charges have since been dropped.

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