Here's Nicki Minaj Throwing a Phone in Her High School Theater Class

Brian Bowen Smith
Nicki Minaj photographed on Oct. 6, 2014 at Siren Studios in Hollywood, Calif.

From Grammy exorcisms to a Triumph of the Will-esque lyric video, Nicki Minaj maintains a healthy flair for the theatrical. That's no surprise: Longtime Barbz know Minaj graduated from LaGuardia High School, where she pursued her interest in drama before getting sidetracked by hip-hop.

Now, thanks to British TV show You Saw Them Here First, we can see Nicki Minaj -- then Onika Maraj -- acting her ass off during a high school theatrical production.

The clip starts out with Minaj's character demanding her baby back, and then proceeding to launch a telephone (the old kind -- with a curly cord!) at her acting partner.

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While Nicki is clearly acting (and doing a good job), the exchange was perhaps a little too real for those around her. Immediately after Minaj donks her partner with the phone, the drama teacher interrupts with, "Oooh, we gotta be careful!" to which Minaj asks her partner, "Did I hit you with the phone?" Sweet, innocent Nicki.

Presumably Minaj got her blocking skills under control when she acted alongside Cameron Diaz in The Other Woman -- but no word if Minaj injured any costars when she voiced Steffie the Woolly Mammoth in Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.



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