Thursday, July 14, 2011

Just In Case You Missed It!: Nicki Minaj: E! Special


Just in case you missed Nicki Minaj E! special check it out here. I found her story very interesting. I loved hearing about how she wanted to become a nurse as her first profession. I'm a nurse so yay! I also love the fact that her friends and former teacher discussed Nicki's many characters or what we know as her alter ego's  that periodically appear on her records. So, yea Nicki doesn't have a split personality after all. She is just creative and artistic. I also loved hearing about her family's background, and her rise to stardom. Check out the 3 part videos now.

Nicki Minaj’s rise to superstardom was not an easy road. ThePink Friday raptress shares her inspiring journey—from working at Red Lobster to becoming the reigning queen of hip-hop—during a one-hour special on E!
A determined Nicki, born Onika Tanya Maraj, moved from Trinidad to New York at a young age and studied theater at LaGuardia High School of Music and Art before pursuing a career in rap and eventually getting signed to Young Money by Lil Wayne.
Follow along as the eccentric star speaks about growing up poor and seeing her family struggle, the fifth grade teacher who “changed her life,” stealing her dad’s car before she got her license, and how Lil Wayne almost cut her verse from “BedRock.”
The show includes commentary from her parents and childhood friends, along with Lil Wayne, Swizz Beatz, DJ Clue, and Laurieann Gibson.
source Rap-Up


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