Nicki Minaj Plays "Principal for a Day" at Chicago School

The Young Money rapper lends a hand to promote education.

Posted: 05/20/2011 04:34 PM EDT
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Students who didn't show up for class at Chicago's Collins Academy High School yesterday [May 19] are probably salty right now. Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj made a surprise appearance at the high school to play “Principal for the Day” as a part of the "Get MotivatED Challenge" - an attempt to boost attendance. 

 

According to HipHopDX, Nicki, accompanied by MTV News' Sway, addressed the student body and taught an English class.

 

"I am a young, female mogul before I am an artist," Minaj told students. "As a business woman there isn't a single day where I don't use my education or acquire new knowledge to ensure my success. Regardless of where you are today, with education you can take yourself where you want to be. That's why I am working the Get Schooled Foundation. They are finding innovative and exciting ways to bring that message to schools like Collins Academy." 

 

Three students at the academy were awarded with $10,000 scholarships. 

 

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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