Nicki Minaj is already one of the most famous faces in music and heard on essentially every radio station, and now, she is ready to make her presence seen and known in the television world. It was announced on Tuesday that Nicki Minaj will be producing her own TV series on ABC Family, and honestly, the world might not be ready. The rapper is reported to also have a role on the show, but it is not yet clear whether she will be a regular or just make some cameos. But first things first: What is Nicki Minaj's show all about?
According to Deadline, the as-yet untitled series "will focus on Minaj’s growing up in Queens in the 1990s with her vibrant immigrant family and the personal and musical evolution that lead to her eventual rise to stardom." Yaaas! Now this sounds like something I can relate to. Well, the immigrant family part, at least, since I'm unfortunately nowhere near Minaj's level of pop stardom. It seems she may be following in the footsteps of Chris Rock, who famously created and narrated Everybody Hates Chris, which was based on the comedians young life while growing up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
It really doesn't surprise me that Minaj would have a unique story to tell. The fact that she was born in Trinidad and Tobago and came to New York City when she was five years old will no doubt be appealing to an entire generation of Americans who have lived in a bicultural household.
The 32-year-old was a creative and active kid, which will be awesome to see on the screen. And based on what we know about Minaj and her antics, it is going to be really funny. In an interview with Teen Vogue, Mianj explained how she dealt with being "different" when she was a teenager: "I was a jokester. I let everything roll off my back. I always felt like I had other things going in my life outside of school, like church and extracurriculars — I was even on the softball team."
Minaj also got a coveted audition spot for the famed performing arts school Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, and finally felt accepted. She said, "It was the first time I felt like I really fit in. Everyone there was creative... For once, I didn't feel like there was something weird about me." I wouldn't be surprised if many of these diverse themes will be touched on the show.
So far, no cast has been announced, but Minaj is already ahead of the game with teasing her millions of Barbs:
Minaj herself is not a stranger to acting, stealing a few scenes in last year's The Other Woman, but her expertise in entertaining and personality should be more than enough to make this a hit. Although the show doesn't begin filming until this winter in NYC, ABC Family is already confident in its success.
The network said in a press release, "Nicki Minaj is a force to be reckoned with everything she touches... 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."
I sure can't wait to see the story of how a smart and driven young girl made all her dreams come true.