ABC Family is Creating a Show Based On Nicki Minaj’s NYC Upbringing
By issuing a pointed jab at Miley Cyrus during this year's MTV Video Music Awards, Nicki Minaj proved she had a knack for entertaining audiences on live TV. But could the magic translate into scripted programming? We might soon find out.
According to Deadline, ABC Family has committed to filming a pilot for a potential comedy series based on Nicki Minaj's upbringing in Queens, New York in the 1990s. The site says the network will shoot the first episode in Queens this winter, and intends to continue on to a bigger series order.
"This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” the rapper told the site. “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 was born in Trinidad and Tobago, moved to New York City as a child with her family, and went on to study acting at Manhattan's LaGuardia High School.
Kate Angelo, who's written for Will & Grace and The Bernie Mac Show, is set to pen the untitled project. Nicki, herself will serve as an executive producer, and plans to appear, as well. She most recently completed work for the upcoming Barbershop 3, which will mark her very first leading role in a movie.
Are you interested to see how Nicki grew up, and would you tune in to her new ABC Family project?
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