BallerStatus.com
Facebook BallerStatus.com Twitter BallerStatus.com Google+ BallerStatus.com Youtube BallerStatus.com

Nicki Minaj: Dirty Money (Freestyle) (Unreleased Throwback Video)

By BallerStatus Staff   /   Published 02/20/12

Today, Nicki Minaj is a certified hip-hop/pop superstar, recently gracing the Grammy stage and garnering one of the most talked about performances of the evening. But, nearly five years ago, the New York rapper wasn't as glitzy and glamorous as she is now.

In fact, it was her skills on the mic that got her noticed -- in addition to a promotional photo that surfaced back then, which has Nicki in the same pose as a classic Lil Kim shoot over a decade earlier (see here).

Here's a throwback clip of Nicki spitting bars on the block, showing you how much she changed over the years. Also, you may notice her referencing "Dirty Money" throughout her freestyle, but she's referring to Dirty Money Records, owned by "Come Up" DVD owner Fendi who put her on.

  • Juliousgiliard402

    Damn nicki. Well to be honest I've always known nicki could hang with the best, and for that very reason she isn't doing the atypical rap thing anymore. Nicki in my opinion is a genius, while some say she's lost her way or is crazy, but if any of the other greats had quote on quote "lost their way" we wouldn't leave them but wait till their adventure was done and know that they'll come back to what started them and give some of the best raps ever.

  • PLAZA

    YEP
    THIS THE SAME DIKE JAWN
    THAT WAS ON THE INTERNET
    TALKIN BOUT HOW SHE "ATE THE BOX"
    REFERRING TO REMY MA..
    I AINT FORGOT..
    I BEEN TOLD YALL
    NICKI MANAJ IS MRS. POTATO HEAD
    A PUT TOGETHER DIVA..
    FAKE EVERYTHING
    AND YALL FAKE FOR SUPPORTIN HER.
    BUT IM PRETTY SURE THATS ALRIGHT
    WIT'CHALL LOL