The Ima Boss star, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, made the announcement during a visit to Overbrook High School in his native Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday (22Jan16), as he encouraged students to complete their education.

"I just enrolled in college myself," Nicki Minaj's boyfriend told the surprised teens. "I took it upon myself to do that because I want to be the best at what I do, so I enrolled in college to educate myself, get myself more knowledge because knowledge make money (sic), being educated makes you money and I like making money and taking care of my family."

The hip-hop star's school plans emerge two weeks before he is due back in court on 5 February (16) for sentencing after violating the terms of his parole last month (Dec15), relating to drug and gun charges from 2008. The 28-year-old faces jail time after repeatedly changing his court-approved travel schedule, and accompanying Nicki to the American Music Awards in Los Angeles in November (15) without the permission of his probation officer.