1. She Initially Wanted to Become an Actress – But Then Was a Waitress

After Nicki Minaj graduated from high school, she initially wanted to become an actress. In 2001, she was cast in the Off-Broadway play In Case You Forget, a full-length play about graffiti artists in the Bronx. After her acting career failed to take off, she worked briefly as a waitress at Red Lobster. She was fired after she gave a customers the middle finger for taking her pen. She got fired from several other Red Lobsters for an aggressive attitude:

“…I got fired from, like, five different Red Lobsters. I got fired from, like, every Red Lobster you could think of: The Bronx, Long Island, Queens, everywhere. I don’t know why, but they thought I had [an] attitude,” she told an Atlanta radio show in 2010.

Her own favorite fast food restaurant is Popeye’s.

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