Once upon a time Nicki Minaj was once just an aspiring waitress working hard to get the music industry to notice her. This is the story of how Nicki Minaj grafted to become the most prominent female rapper in the world.
See Nicki's backstage antics.
Nicki Minaj has shared a vlog documenting her time backstage preparing for her performance at the Summer Jam concert last weekend.
The 'Pills N Potions' singer was joined by her Young Money labelmates Drake and Lil' Wayne ahead of their show, and is filmed rehearsing (and showing off her moves) in her dressing room.
Other faces you'll recognise are Soulja Boy, Birdman and Nicki is seen welcoming Rihanna with a kiss on both cheeks.
Watch the full vlog above.
(Warning: This video contains language that some people may find offensive.)