Home · Celebrity

Oprah Winfrey Roasted This Student's Cracked Phone, Then Sent Him A New One

A Morehouse student just got a new iPhone from the TV mogul.
SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA – NOVEMBER 29: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT) Oprah Winfrey waves during the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Is’thunzi’ Sabafazi – The Dignity of Women – conversation at the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Soweto Campus on November 29, 2018 in Soweto, South Africa. The event, held in the year marking the Nelson Mandela Centenary Campaign, is a conversation that seeks to speak to an audience of both young women and men about the challenges that our society continues to grapple with. (Photo by Frennie Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images) Photo by Frennie Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images
By Paula Rogo · October 20, 2019

One lucky college freshman was gifted a phone by Oprah Winfrey after she’d roasted him for his cracked screen!

Morehouse College freshman Olufemi Yessoufou recently ran into the media mogul while she was at the storied HBCU earlier this month to be honored for her longstanding contribution to the Oprah Winfrey Scholars — a scholarship fund she established in 1989. She also made news that day for pledging an additional $13 million donation to the program.

As she was driving away, Yessoufou and friends ran up to her to say hello. 

It was all good until he asked Winfrey for a selfie, and she gave him a light roast about his cracked screen.

“Hey, that’s me! That’s me in your cracked phone,” she teased!

“She played me,” he wrote on Twitter in a post featuring the short video.

But on Friday, he sent out an updated tweet with a photo of an iPhone gift package, and a note from Winfrey herself. 

“We can’t have you out here viewing the world thru a cracked screen or a cracked cover,” the note read. “The new camera you’re gonna love for sure!”

Yessoufou told Buzzfeed that someone from her team reached out soon after his first tweet.

“For her to go out of her way to send me a phone was amazing,” he said.

Love it!