Sunday 25 February 2018

Nicki Minaj is set to get her own TV show: 'One of the more unique adventures I've embarked on'

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj

Sasha Brady

Singer Nicki Minaj is set to produce and appear in a TV show based on the singer's early life.

America's ABC network announced on Tuesday that music superstar Nicki Minaj will executive produce and appear in a new scripted comedy series based on the singer and her family’s immigration from Trinidad in the early 1990’s.

"This is one of the more unique adventures I've ever embarked on," Minaj said in a press release.

"I couldn't be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special."

Read more: New Destiny's Child album and tour planned, according to Beyonce's dad

The single-camera comedy, will focus on the 'Anaconda' singer's childhood in Queens, New York with her colourful family and the personal and musical revolution which led to her stardom.

This won't be Minaj's first time to perform as an actress. She studied acting at Manhattan’s prestigious LaGuardia High School and originally pursued acting before launching a successful music career.

Read more: Azealia Banks weighs in on Miley v Nicki fued, slams both for making 'basic a** music'

"Nicki Minaj is a force to be reckoned with at everything she touches," Karey Burke, ABC Family Executive Vice President Programming and Development, said.

"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."

The series will begin shooting in Minaj's hometown of Queens this winter.

Online Editors

Promoted Links

Entertainment Newsletter

Going out? Staying in? From great gigs to film reviews and listings, entertainment has you covered.

Promoted Links

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment