Stacy Callender: Nicki Minaj Look-a-Like from Lil Kim's Video Opens Up
When I saw 23 year old Stacy Callender in Lil Kim's video "Black Friday" I almost had to do a double take. She looks so much like Nicki Minaj. Stacy Callender speaks about how she met Lil Kim.
"A friend of mine who is a upcoming rapper, his name is Big Grand, he hit me up and was like “Lil Kim is doing something in Fort Green.” So I met him out there [and] it was a lot of dudes. I was [thinking] she probably won’t have girls in [the video]. I was not dressed up or anything like that but my makeup was done because I had just come from work. So when she said “Where my girls at?” [My friend] was like “Go!” I’m like, No I’m not even dressed and he was like “yo Kim!” and pointed at me. She was like “Come here” and said “You’re so pretty, I love your hair.” We were talking brief talk and then she was like “I want you to be next to me in the stair case scene” and that’s how it started.
She was then asked how exactly she ended up playing Nicki -
"How that happened…[Video Director] Picture Perfect and me we were networking and I exchanged numbers with him. We started talking about what I wanted to do, stuff like that. He was like “Yo Kim wants you to do this scene” and I was like what scene? and he was like “the Nicki scene.” I was like ahh I don’t know. I was real iffy about it because I don’t want to get in between anybody’s beef, because I have no problems with anyone. They’re both talented artist to me. He was like “Come on,”so I asked around for opinions from my friends and I got positive opinions from everyone. [So] I actually decided to do it. It was fun. That’s where my acting skills came out.
Source:The Urban Daily