International rap superstar Nicki Minaj is set to produce and appear in a scripted television series for ABC Family based on her upbringing in Queens.
The comedy will be based on Minaj’s early life in Jamaica, Queens (NYC) and the musical evolution that made her an iconic female artist today.
“This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” Minaj said. “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’s on-screen role in the series is yet to be announced. The half-hour long comedy is set to be filmed in a single-camera format, and shooting will begin in Queens this winter.
According to QNS, ABC Family Executive Vice President of Programming and Development Karey Burke said that Minaj is a force to be reckoned with at everything she touches.
“We’re beyond thrilled to bring her one-of-a-kind story to our channel,” Burke said. “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.”
Minaj is also set to appear in her first starring movie role in “Barbershop 3” in the spring of 2016, featuring Ice Cube.