The life of rap goddess Nicki Minaj is coming to the small screen in the form of a weekly sitcom.
ABC Family has committed to a half- hour project that will focus on Minaj’s life growing up in Queens, New York, with her family after moving to the States from Trinidad. The “Truffle Butter” rapper will appear in the show and serve as one of the executive producers.
“This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” Minaj beamed. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.”
Teaming up with Minaj to produce the series will be writer and producer Kate Angelo (“The Bernie Mac Show,” “Will and Grace”), who penned the pilot episode, Aaron Kaplan (“Chasing Life,” “Divorce”), Brian Sher (“Boss”), Stella Bulochnikov, and veteran hip-hop executive and manager Gee Roberson.
“Nicki Minaj is a force to be reckoned with at everything she touches,” said ABC Family exec Karey Burke. “We’re beyond thrilled to bring her one-of-a-kind story to our channel. Nicki is an international superstar, yet not everyone knows how inspiring and hilarious her true story is, and we can’t wait to share it with the world.”
On Sept. 29, Minaj announced on social media that she was on the hunt for a young lady to star in the sitcom.
No projected air date has been given for the yet to be named sitcom.