Before the fame, fortune and make-up, Nicki Minaj was just your average drama queen—at least in drama class.

Thanks to footage obtained by a British television show, “You Saw Them Here First,” we now have a glimpse of teenage Nicki perfecting her performance chops in an acting class. She becomes so enraptured in the part that she chucks a telephone at her her acting partner.

If the whole music thing doesn’t work out, we think that Nicki definitely has a career in acting. What do you think?