We all know what rap's biggest stars look like now, but what about before they were famous? We've rounded up some of our favourite shots of hip-hop stars when they were still at school.
The rapper shows of some serious acting (and phone throwing) skills.
A video of Nicki Minaj acting during high school has appeared online.
The origin of the video is unknown, although it is believed to show Nicki acting at LaGuardia High School. The video shows the future rap star passionately engaging in some scripted dialogue with a fellow student, which ends with Nicki throwing a phone at the woman.
And she clearly took her acting very seriously - the clip between the two aspiring thespians ends with Nicki being warned to be careful about throwing the phone.
Earlier this year, Nicki Minaj appeared in the film The Other Woman, while she also recently released her new album 'The Pinkprint', which featured the singles 'Anaconda' and 'Bed Of Lies'.