Nicki Minaj will be the subject of a sitcom. The former “American Idol” judge is on board to executive produce and appear on a scripted comedy for ABC Family, which will be based on her life as a kid growing up in Queens. A pilot will be filmed in Minaj’s hometown this winter, and the cable network has already given the project a series commitment, according to Deadline on Tuesday.
Nicki Minaj grew up in Queens in the 1990s, and her coming-of-age story is apparently sitcom fodder. In case you’re wondering if the outspoken rapper is sitcom-worthy, in addition to her one-season reign on “Idol,” Minaj appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and showed off her comedy chops as she spoofed Kim Kardashian and Beyonce.
The still-untitled Nicki Minaj sitcom will be set in the 1990s and will explore the Grammy-nominated rapper’s “vibrant immigrant family and the personal and musical evolution that lead to her eventual rise to stardom.” Minaj and her family lived in Queens after emigrating from Trinidad.
According to TV Line, the “Anaconda” singer will not only serve as an executive producer on the new show, but she will make guest appearances on the series. There is no word on what character Nicki Minaj will play in the half-hour single-camera sitcom. The pilot was penned by Kate Angelo (“Will and Grace”), and Minaj will be joined by fellow executive producers Aaron Kaplan (“Life in Pieces”), Stella Bulochnikov, Brian Sher (“Boss”), and Gee Roberson. Nicki Minaj has already described the new series as one of the most exciting projects she has ever worked on.