Was Nicki Minaj always destined for fame? Yes, that she was. We may know her mostly as a rapper who's all about that super bass, but as a teen, Minaj was more focused on becoming an actress. She excelled at the clarinet in elementary school — although she now says the instrument is decidedly unsexy — before switching to drama at New York's famed LaGuardia High School.
British TV show You Saw Them Here First has unearthed some clips of the young Minaj acting her heart out in high school. She's playing a character in the midst of a Naomi Campbell-esque temper tantrum. Just look at that phone chucking. We feel your rage, young Nicki (who went by Onika Maraj back then).
Did this brief hint of Method glory signal her major Hollywood debut in The Other Woman? Watch to find out.
Here's the full episode of You Saw Them Here First featuring Nicki Minaj.