I assume most of you are aware that Onika Tanya Maraj, aka Nicki Minaj, who studied at the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Queens, NYC, does have some acting credits.
Most recently, she appeared on the big screen in the 2014 comedy, “The Other Woman,” with Cameron Diaz.
But I doubt that most of you have seen this clip of Ms Minaj acting with some serious intensity, much earlier in her career, years before she transformed herself into the polarizing spirit we all know well today.
The British TV series, “You Saw Them Here First,” unearthed this brief footage of Minaj, workshopping a scene in a high school acting class. And she’s definitely working it out, apparently, improvising a bit at the end, with the telephone toss, to the chagrin of the instructor.
Later in the short clip, we see Minaj on a stage, showcasing her acting skills for New York’s agents and casting directors, as the voice-over states.