After being arrested for shooting and killing a man who assaulted his mother in a Chicago fast-food spot last week, the 14-year-old teenager and his mother, Carlishia Hood were let go after the charges against them were dropped. Now, Queens-bred hip-hop recording artist, Nicki Minaj has offered to foot the bill on his future college education.
The woman born Onika Tanya Maraj made the lucrative offer via her Instagram account on Tuesday, June 27. She expressed being impressed with the defense of his mother after the man, identified as Jeremy Brown was shot dead by the young boy after he punched his mother in the face several times.
“That 14 year old boy that backed that hammer out when that grown ass man was punching his mother in the face as if she were a MAN; is a true hero. 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.”
The incident, which took place on Sunday, June 18, was caught on video and caused an uproar after Chicago police officers arrested the young boy and Hood after the shooting. They were let go after Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office said in a statement that the decision was made after “continued review and in light of emerging evidence.”
They were both initially charged with first-degree murder. Hood was also facing a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, while her son was also charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm.
ABC 7 Chicago reported that the 35-year-old Hood has filed a lawsuit against the city of Chicago and the five police officers who arrested her and her son. She alleges that she and her son were falsely arrested and maliciously prosecuted. She also stated that both of them also suffered emotional distress.
Nicki Minaj Offers to Pay for College Education for Carlisha Hood’s Son After he Killed Man who Punched her in the Face