Nicki Minaj, who has openly talked about her troubled childhood and abuses at the hands of her drug addict father, has decided to showcase her life as a young Minaj in a new television show. The rapper’s show will be a comedy series based on her family’s migration from Trinidad in the early 1990s, and her growing up in Queens, New York.
Minaj will be producing and starring in the show, which will air on ABC Family.
“This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on. 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 said in a statement, according to Variety.
The title of the series is yet to be decided and the show has been scripted by Kate Angelo, who has previously written for “Sex Tape,” “Will & Grace” and “The Bernie Mac Show” series.
Following the announcement of the show, the 32-year-old “Anaconda” singer tweeted that she is now "launching a nationwide search" for a child actress to portray a young version of herself.
Shooting for Minaj’s upcoming series will begin this winter in the Queens borough of New York. However, the show and channel officials are yet to announce the date for the broadcast.