Divas in Training: Celebrities During Their High School Years

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Nicki Minaj

Normal Nicki is refreshing, right? While studying at LaGuardia High School in the ’90s, Onika Maraj was more mellow, and was already a fan of the uber-dramatic as someone who took part in the prestigious school’s drama program. It’s said that she initially hoped to enter the school based on her singing abilities, but lost her voice on the day of her audition. Uh huh…

Check out her favorite senior quote, a lyric from Lauryn Hill of all people, that says: “To survive is to stay alive in the face of opposition,” from LBoogie’s track, “Forgive Them Father” off of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

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