This Clip Of Nicki Minaj Acting In High School Proves She Came A Long Way

Before she became Young Money’s multi-platinum rap queen, Nicki Minaj was just Onika Maraj, a young Queens-bread acting student with big dreams. A clip that has surfaced online finds Nicki showcasing her chops in acting rehearsal. Studying theater at the famed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, the future rapstress is captured getting caught up in the passion of her role – which looks all to familiar.

Years before it came to fruition, Nicki Minaj was on her way to Hollywood dreams much like other alumni of the high school, including Vanessa A. Williams, Eartha Kitt, Omar Epps and Wesley Snipes. Here’s proof she has come a long way in the video above.

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