Nicki Minaj headed back to school yesterday to act as “Principal for the Day” at Chicago’s Collins Academy High School. The Young Money rapper made the academic cameo after the 400 students won the Get MotivatED Challenge in an attempt to boost daily attendance.

During her visit to the Chi, she honored three students with $10,000 college scholarships, teamed up with MTV News’ Sway to address the student body and taught an English class.

“I am a young, female mogul before I am an artist. 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,” she said to the students. “Regardless of where you are today, with education you can take yourself where you want to be. That’s why I am working with the Get Schooled Foundation. They are finding innovative and exciting ways to bring that message to schools like the Collins Academy.”

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