Lil Uzi Vert’s fan who begged him to pay for his college tuition in 2019 will graduate next month.
In August of this year, Uzi met Temple University student Raheel Ahmad in a Philadelphia shopping center and promised him that he would pay his $90,000 tuition if he graduated.
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Ahmad, who will graduate from Temple in January 2022, is now in 2021.
On Monday (Dec. 6), Ahmad posted a video on his IG and TikTok page, sending an invite to the Rockstar to come to his college graduation. “The time has finally come,” Ahmad shared in the clip. “I’ve made it through the four years of Temple, graduating with a 3.5 GPA. I’m sure you all remember this video of me asking Lil Uzi Vert at the mall if he could help pay for my college tuition.”
The future college graduate shared with his followers the struggles he has faced growing up. “I come from a big family and was raised by a single, widowed mother,” he explained. “Finances were always a struggle. After my dad passed away, we had to live paycheck to paycheck.”
“And honestly, my mom is a hero,” he continued. “She cared for all five of her children emphasizing the importance of a college education despite all the costs.”
Ahmad also explained that their quick interaction back in 2019 shifted his life for the better and provided him “a sense of hope and optimism.”
“Your acknowledgment and response to my ask for help have shifted my mindset completely and I believe there can be light at the end of the tunnel,” he stated. “I witnessed the dark side of life having lost my father, but I have also experienced many good.”