Nicki Minaj Lands ABC Family Sitcom About Her Life
Nicki Minaj is taking her career to the next level: she just landed herself a sitcom about her life on ABC Family.
The 32-year-old "Anaconda" singer and rapper will be an executive producer and appear in the half-hour scripted comedy that starts filming this winter in her hometown, Queens, New York, Deadline reports. It follows her and her "vibrant immigrant family" after they immigrated from Trinidad to the U.S. in the early '90s, and shows her life pre-stardom, according to ABC. The untitled ABC Family sitcom will be written by Kate Angelo (Sex Tape).
"This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on," Minaj said in a statement. "I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special."
Before Minaj became a superstar, she studied acting at New York's LaGuardia High School (the performing arts school that inspired the '80s flick Fame). We wonder if the sitcom will also include snippets from her younger days doing odd jobs after school—like waiting tables at Red Lobster. In an interview with GQ last October, she described what weren't the best kind of jobs for her:
She was a customer-service rep for a while, but that didn’t go great. "I like dealing with people, but I don’t really like a lot of bullshit, so maybe customer service wasn’t the best job for me." She was fired from a waitressing job at a Red Lobster after she followed a couple who had taken her pen into the parking lot and then flipped them the bird. I asked her if it was a special pen. "No," she said. "It was the principle."
As for her other on-screen roles, she made appearances in films like Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Other Woman, and is currently filming Barbershop 3. There was also her stint on American Idol as a judge.
Minaj has been posting on social media about her quest to find the actress to play her younger self, so if you know anyone...