Nicki Minaj is taking her entrepreneurial skills to television, as the rapper revealed plans to executive produce and star in a scripted comedy series based on her life for ABC Family.
The as-yet-untitled series will be based on Minaj’s pre-superstar life in Queens, New York. The Nineties-set show will explore the Trinidad and Tobago-born artist’s “vibrant immigrant family and the personal and musical evolution that lead to her eventual rise to stardom,” reports Deadline.
“This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” Minaj told Deadline. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.” Kate Angelo (Sex Tape, The Back-Up Plan) will be writing the series, with the show’s pilot set to be filmed in December in Queens.
Nicki will perform at the TIDAL’s concert event ‘TIDAL X: 1020’ on Oct. 20 at the Barclay’s Center in New York.
TIDAL users can purchase tickets starting at 12pm EST by logging into their TIDAL account, through the TIDAL.com, the desktop or mobile app.
General on sale for the public is Friday, October 2, 2015.