Nicki Minaj is stepping onto the small screen for a brand new series about her own life. Now THIS … should be good.
The Trinidadian beauty confirmed via Instagram on Tuesday morning that she will be producing and appearing in a new ABC Family comedy that will chronicle the rapper’s life growing up in Queens, NY with her immigrant family.
“Nicki Minaj is a force to be reckoned with at everything she touches,” said ABC Family’s EVP Programming and Development Karey Burke. “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, legal name Onika Tanya Maraj, has dabbled in acting, but according to the rapper, “This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on. I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.”
Stepping in front of the camera will be easy for the star who not only studied acting at LaGuardia High School, but played alongside Cameron Diaz in the rom com, The Other Woman, where she played Diaz’s hilarious, confident assistant.
Prior to the release of the 2014 film, Nicki revealed to Marie Claire that she was interested in doing more acting. “I at least want to do three more albums. If I can do that, I’ll feel complete … One day, when I start getting a couple gray hairs, maybe it will all be only acting. I just never know,” the artist shared.
Production is set to shoot the pilot episode this winter in Queens.
From Gangsta To Gospel … Snoop Dogg Shuts Down Critics Of His Spiritual Album
Who says a gangsta rapper can’t drop a gospel album — apparently, the critics.
Snoop Dogg released his spiritual effort, Bible Of Love, today and unfortunately some folks just don’t understand why. Thankfully, we talked to Uncle Snoop and he let the haters know they won’t be dulling his shine.
“My spirit is in the right place,” Snoop proclaimed, “so for those who have backlash or something to say, their spirit ain’t right.” But Unc didn’t stop there, he went on a preached a word right quick … “I thought the Bible said Jesus was in the streets mixing it up with the real, bringing the real back to the fold.” Yep, yep, that’s exactly right!
But just because he has a gospel album doesn’t mean Snoop ain’t still street. “I come from the hood and I come from the church so they can’t out do me,” he reminded us.
Do you agree with The Doggfather’s message?
Bible Of Love is available now!
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