Nicki Minaj became popular for her song “Supr Bass.” This song spiraled her success to instant fame. However, if there’s anything we can learn about the rapper, it’s that her love for the spotlight did not come at a later point in her life.
Years before the hip-hop world welcomed Nicki Minaj, a simple student by the name of Onika Maraj took time to hone her craft. Studying at the Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Queens, Minaj took up drama so she could become a star. While Minaj may be considered a star now, it isn’t the same light that is highlighting her career. Instead of becoming an actress, Minaj has turned into a hip-hop sensation with people throughout the world singing her songs.
Despite this turn in her career path, Minaj still manages to shine as a star. Even though her career goals have changed, it is still pretty apparent that the 32-year-old is a very talented person.
On a recent episode of “You Saw Them Here First,” a British TV show, Minaj is seen showcasing her acting skills during a high school theatrical production. The 44-second clip shows how Minaj (then Maraj) acts well and is doing a good job at it.
As seen on the clip, Minaj’s character is demanding that the other woman return her baby to her. With high emotions, Minaj picked up an old telephone and threw it at her acting partner. After this physical confrontation, it appears that Minaj was either too intense for the part or that she was doing a pretty good job acting out her role. So much so that her drama teacher interrupts the scene and informs that they should be careful. To this, the young Minaj was surprised and asked her partner whether she got hit with the phone.
With the acting lessons she received while growing up, Minaj has been able to land roles in various movies —her big-screen acting debut was with the romantic comedy “The Other Woman,” alongside Cameron Diaz. At the same time, the rapper also lent her voice to Steffie, the Wooly Mammoth from the animated movie series “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.”
While the rapper is currently busy promoting her new LP “The Pinkprint,” there are many who wish to know if Minaj is considering pursuing a career in acting. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!
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