Nicki Minaj Recalls Penniless Past: I Used to Steal Bread

by Jackie Willis 10:38 AM PST, January 09, 2015
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Before she one of the biggest female rappers in the game, Nicki Minaj was a waitress just trying to survive. The 32-year-old entertainer recalls her hard times coming up in the music industry in the latest trailer for her MTV documentary My Time Again.

"When I was a waitress we had to steal bread and eat that," Minaj tells her dancers at a rehearsal.

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The documentary follows Minaj during the making of her latest album The Pinkprint, a time she calls "an emotional roller coaster."

"No one could prepare for this business," she says. "Until you are in it, you really can't wrap your brain around it."

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The behind-the-scenes footage includes when one of her crew members was bit by a snake during a MTV Video Music Award rehearsal of "Anaconda," a scene where members of her team call her "the best rapper" and a sweet visit to Minaj's grandmother's house.

"Every human needs to push themselves to the point of breaking sometimes," she says at the end of the trailer. "If you never break, you never know how much pressure you can take."

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My Time Again premieres on MTV Sunday, January 18. Will you watch?