Nicki Minaj has always been multi-talented — she raps, sings, acts, and dances, and does each with more precision and pomp than many other pop stars can muster for just one skill set. Now, she can add executive producer of a sitcom to her long, extended (and pink, I assume) resume. Deadline reports that Minaj is set to executive produce and appear in a sitcom for ABC Family about her family’s life as immigrants coming up in Queens.
Minaj was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago before moving to Queens, and the sitcom will revolve around her childhood and eventual rise to fame through music. The project is helmed by Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment with a script written by Kate Angelo. The pilot will be shot in her hometown this winter with plans to continue next year. A team of executive producers will assist Minaj in the venture, including Kaplan, Angelo, Stella Bulochniko, Brian Sher, and Gee Roberson
From ABC Family’s EVP Programming and Development Karey Burke:
Nicki Minaj is a force to be reckoned with at 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.
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.
Hey, even if that Miley Cyrus call-out was staged, at least we already know Minaj knows how to make good TV.