Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj were awarded a very, very unlikely award by a Florida company. Can you guess what it was?
OK, you'll never guess the answer, so here it is. Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj were awarded the Teacher of The Year Award. Even though, you know, they're not teachers. They rap, go on tour, act crazy and cause drama. So, how are they related to education?
Apparently students are drawn in by the 'swagger,' said Mr. El. "If you are a teacher today and you don't have any swagger you are going to struggle to get your students attention. It turns out a teacher can learn a lot from Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj," said Better Education Place CEO Melvin El, who chose Weezy and Nicki for the award.
While it's cool that he thinks the hip-hop stars are worthy of being called "Teacher of the Year" it's more likely a publicity ploy on his part than anything else.
Just think about it. He "awards" Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj and then everyone in the media starts talking about it, thus creating more buzz about his company. That's pretty savvy business smarts on the part of the CEO.
Do you think Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj are "teachers"? It seems like a corny award to give to real award winning artists.