Rare Nicki Minaj Video

This clip from an obscure show called “New York High” features a young Nicki Minaj. Makes sense that a girl who built a career by playing a character got her starts in acting. In the video, Minaj, then known as Onika Tanya Maraj is acting out a scene where she violently throws the phone at her costar. Minaj throws the phone just a bit too wildly and gets a quick warning from the stage manager right before he busts out a laugh at the budding superstar’s fire.

If anything, Nicki Minaj can teach you the value of building a character. As Robert Green said in 48 Laws of Power:

“Re-Create Yourself”

Don’t accept the role that society foists on you. Re-create yourself by forging a new identity, one that commands attention and never bores the audience. Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define if for you. Incorporate dramatic devices into your public gestures and actions – your power will be enhanced and your character will seem larger than life.”
Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power

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