Rapper Nicki Minaj performs during Power 105.1 Powerhouse 2013 at Barclays Center on November 2, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
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By Samantha Grossman
August 25, 2014

Many young girls can only dream of the type of superstardom Nicki Minaj enjoys: fame, fortune, unlimited access to wigs, unlimited access to Drake, etc.

But before she was Nicki Minaj, she was Onika Maraj — just a normal girl attending P.S. 45 in Queens, New York. The video above, which surfaced on Reddit, shows young Onika discussing her hopes and dreams. And let us assure you: they do not involve wigs or Drake at all!

Instead, she says she aspires to be a nurse, so she can help people less fortunate than herself.

Real talk: there’s very little information about where this video comes from, but it sure seems like Nicki — even without that goofy Barbie voice.

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