Nicki Minaj‘s early acting training from Manhattan’s LaGuardia High School has been put to use in her rise to rap superstardom and movie screens, but now she’s taking her talents to television. Earlier today, ABC Family announced that it has given the green light to a comedy series based on Minaj’s life.
ABC Family broke the news of the Nicki Minaj series via a tweet with a link to an article from the good folks at Deadline. Not only is Minaj getting her own show, but she will also serve as its executive producer.
Nicki Minaj is set to executive produce and appear in a scripted comedy series for ABC Family based on the rap star’s life growing up in Queens, New York. The project, from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, will film a pilot episode in Minaj’s hometown this winter, with the intention to continue to series.
Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, Minaj moved to the U.S. as a child. Written by Kate Angelo (Sex Tape), the untitled series will focus on Minaj’s growing up in Queens in the 1990s with her vibrant immigrant family and the personal and musical evolution that lead to her eventual rise to stardom.
“Nicki Minaj is a force to be reckoned with at everything she touches,” said ABC Family’s EVP Programming and Development Karey Burke. “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.”
Minaj, Kaplan and Angelo executive produce with Stella Bulochnikov and Brian Sher (Boss), as well as Gee Roberson.
There’s no way that this show won’t be a smash hit, right? Barbies, are you ready to see Nicki Minaj on your television sets? Sound off in the comments.