Nicki Minaj fulfilled the dream of a 5-year-old girl with cancer, visiting her and bringing along a pink wig.
Damiyah Telemaque-Nelson lives in Washington D.C., and is fighting Burkitt's lymphoma. Washington Wizards guard John Wall heard about Damiyah's wish and made a video with the girl, asking to meet with Minaj. According to the Washington Post, the singer saw the video within hours and started the process of making it happen.
"I knew (Minaj) had a caring heart, and when she had an opportunity to see it or read about it, I knew she'd reach out as soon as she could," Wall told the Post. "I just thank my fans, everybody who retweeted it and reposted it, to give me the opportunity to make this girl's wish come true."
Somewhere, Mariah Carey screams at her assistant to find her a sick kid.
Less than a month after they made the video, Wall reached Minaj's people. The original plan was to fly Damiyah and her mom to California. But the singer took an unplanned trip to the East Coast, and one of Minaj's managers told Wall on Sunday morning she had time later that night.
Four hours later, Damiyah and mom Kadisha Telemaque -- along with two representatives from the Wizards -- were on a train headed north, the first train trip of Damiyah's life. Wall was in Charlotte for Monday's game with the Bobcats, but texted several times with senior director of community relations Sashia Jones, asking for updates on their progress.
They ended up in a Manhattan recording studio with Minaj. After the singer assured Damiyah -- who has undergone chemotherapy -- she was beautiful no matter what was on her head, she presented the girl with a big box covered with ribbons, which had a pink wig inside.
Mariah Carey's screams just got twice as loud.
"Her smile, it lit the room up," Telemaque told the Post. "To her, it was all like a dream."