No matter how good-looking a celebrity is today at some point in their younger days they were just like us – awkward, and sometimes not so fascinating.

We’re used to seeing female rap extraordinaire Nicki Minaj in her eccentric outfits -but there was a time before those very pink wigs and full-size alter egos.

In a recent video released on Youtube, a wig-less, makeup-free Nicki can be seen freestyling in the streets of New York whilst (intake of breath) giving a big shoutout to her now-arch-rival Lil Kim.

How times have changed!