Nicki Minaj To Executive Produce TV Series Based On Her Childhood
Nicki Minaj is set to executive produce and appear in a television series loosely based on her Queens, New York upbringing, Deadline reports.
The series, which is a product of Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, will film a pilot episode this winter for ABC Family. The storyline will pick up in the 1990s and will center around Minaj and her immigrant family, as well as the musical revolution that placed her on the path to stardom.
“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.”
Kaplan will executive produce the series along with Kate Angelo, Stella Bulochnikov, Brian Sher and Gee Roberson. Angelo is also responsible for writing the treatment for the untitled series.
Minaj was born in St. James, Trinidad. She moved to the United States with her family when she was five years old.
“This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” said Minaj. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.”