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Nicki Minaj Stars In E! Hollywood Special

The road to success is never an easy one, especially in the case of Young Money’s most promising rapstress Nicki Minaj.

In the latest E! Hollywood special, the network gives us an inside look into the life of a young, ambitious Nicki who faced financial struggle growing up and manifested in one of today’s biggest superstars.

E! documents her early life, from when Nicki Minaj (Onika Tanya Maraj) moved to New York from Trinidad and studied theater at LaGuardia’s High School of Music and Art.

She shares her captivating stories of growing up poor, with experiences to the intensity of stealing her dad’s car without a license, and her early days as a Red Lobster waitress.

The special includes commentary from her family and close friends, as well as Lil Wayne, Swizz Beatz, and DJ Clue.