Jingle Bash Highlight of the Evening – Rapper Plies Pledges to Pay Fan’s Entire College Tuition

| December 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Biggest Gift Ever Given out a Rap Concert

Khambrea Johnkins & Plies

Jingle Bash 2009 hit the Philips Arena with some of the hottest performances this year with acts like Shawty Lo, Yung Dro, Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, & Lil Wayne plus many others but while Trey Songz along with Usher & Keri Hilson clearly gave one of the best performances of the night, the highlight of the evening came from one of hip hop’s most giving rappers.

Algernold Lanier Washington professionally known to the world as Plies asked during his performance “who was a senior in high school?” After panning the crowd for that individual, he found 18 year old Khambrea Johnkins who attends Carver High School in Atlanta. Plies promised her in front of an estimated 15,000 screaming fans that if she wanted to attend college after graduation he would pay her entire tuition…wow! He couldn’t have chosen a more qualified candidate in picking this brilliant 18 year (well my daughters would obviously had been my first pick) because not only does she maintain a 4.0 GPA but her chosen profession is to become a nurse and attend the University of Miami once she is finished with high school.

We checked with the University of Miami today and was told that the tuition to attend the school is approximately $52,000.00 per year bring the total to $208,000.00 for a four year college education. “I thought I wouldn’t be able to go to the school because the tuition was so expensive but Plies has made my dream come true” states Ms. Johnkins. She also stated that when she spoke with Plies on the phone he just wanted her to promise that she would ‘go hard” on her studies and that he is a pretty good judge of people and didn’t believe she would let him down.

Listen to her audio interview here:

Check out some of the photos from the show.


Shawty Lo

Soulja Boy

Keisha McCotry (Prominience Marketing Group)


Freddyo (Fred Anderson) Shivon (Bet College Hill Atlanta 2009)



Trey Songz

Keri Hilson & Trey Songz

Nicki Minaj

Lil Wayne & Shanell

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