Nicki Minaj wasn’t always the superstar that you see today. Just like everyone else — she had to bust her chops and pay dues to make it on the big screen. While she was a student at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, Onika had to audition for some of New York’s top casting directors. In a clip that surfaced online, we can see that even a teenage Nicki had the same ferocity that she displays onstage and the screen today.

Watch the video clip below…

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