ATLANTA — One Morehouse Man won't have to worry about the cost of tuition, thanks to rapper Travis Scott.
But the mood continued when the Houston rapper tweeted out that he wanted to help pay the first semester of tuition for five students, later adding that it would be for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs.
"I KNOW SCHOOL JUST STARTED AND I WANNA TAKE CARE OF 5 KIDS TUITION FOR THERE FIRST SEMESTER OF SCHOOL !!! WHY NOT!!!!!" the "Utopia" rapper tweeted in all caps.
One Morehouse freshman jumped at the opportunity and asked for Twitter to do it's thing to get Scott's attention.
"TWITTER I NEVER ASK FOR ANYTHING!," Nasire Branch tweeted. "RETWEET COULD GET MY TUITION AT MOREHOUSE COLLEGE PAID! PLEASE COME THROUGH YALL."
The rapper, whose parents both went to HBCUs and wanted him to go to Morehouse, saw Branch's tweet and let him know "I got u bro !!!"
Branch, according to his tweet, will be majoring in business administration with a focus in marketing. His dream is to "have a career in creative directing."
He added how much the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the last year of his schooling - just like so many of his peers - and that this would change his life as a "first-generation HBCU college student" with a 3.2 GPA.
"My family is doing all that they can to get me through college!" Branch wrote. "I KNOW WE CAN DO THIS."
Scott apparently agreed, tweeting back, "Just lock in and come out of there ready to change the world."
11Alive reached out to Morehouse, which retweeted the exchange, for a comment on the story.
The school has been in the headlines on its own, recently, for the major philanthropic donations pouring in during the pandemic. The Atlanta HBCU told 11Alive it worried about funds drying up and enrollment dropping with students forced to learn virtually. But the school said that's not been the case, with enrollment only dipping by 3 percent and million-dollar donations coming through the door.
"I think there are good and great years ahead for Morehouse College, not without challenges but it's a huge opportunity," Dr. David Thomas, President of Morehouse College said in a previous interview.