Nicki Minaj comedy to air on ABC Family

“This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” said Minaj.


Nicki Minaj, according to Deadline Hollywood,  is set to executive produce and appear in a scripted comedy series for the American Network ABC Family based on her life growing up in Queens, New York.  Minaj, who born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, moved to the U.S. as a child and the untitled series will focus on her growing up in Queens in the 1990s and her 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.”

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. Minaj, Kaplan and Angelo executive produce with Stella Bulochnikov and Brian Sher (“Boss”), as well as Gee Roberson. Nicki Minaj. mainframe

“This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” said Minaj. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.”

Minaj, who is in the midst of her worldwide “Pinkprint” tour, is the first solo female artist to have seven singles charting simultaneously on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Her third full-length album, “The Pinkprint,” became the second highest-selling female debut of 2014 and arrived at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.  She also achieved the highest digital sales for any female artist in history with over 50 million track sales between solo and feature performances. She and Adele are the only two artists in history to sell 1 million copies of five different songs in one year.

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