Any following the career of Pop Czar Nicki Minaj knows her journey to the top has been grueling- to say the least.
From being signed and dropped to several labels, working New York’s underground Hip Hop scene to becoming one of Pop’s highest selling newbies, Minaj and her team have come along way over the last few years.
Now peep this never before seen clip of the Rapper, reportedly shot circa 2006/2007 during her days as the first lady of ‘Dirty Money’ – not to be confused with Diddy’s group of the same name.
Behind the wigs, accents, sales and singles Minaj really is a girl with admirable ambition.
And yes, while some fans may cringe at the video’s ‘rawness’, we can only commend it.
Because, it proves that even before her future as a Rapper was unclear, she was just as determined to succeed then as she is today.
Here’s to the continued evolution of Minaj and the underground acts that follow.