Nicki Minaj is gearing up to put on her producer and acting hat in a new ABC Family sitcom based on the Queens rapper's life.
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.I'm sure the skills Nicki's acquired while attending LaGuardia High School, where she studied acting, and her various acting gigs like Barbershop 3 will surely help he transition into a sitcom actor. The show's pilot will be shot this winter in Queens with Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment spearheading the project.