Don’t Hold Your Breath For Those Heems And Nicki Minaj Sitcoms
Earlier this week it was announced that Nicki Minaj’s ABC Family sitcom Nicki has been postponed. Minaj told The Breakfast Club that: “A lot of things were happening at the same time, and creatively we wanted to make some changes with the pilot… We’re taking our time — everyone involved wants it to be perfect and I felt like there were other things that needed to be figured out first.” Hopefully that means it’s still happening, and we can expect the show sometime in the near future.
On the other hand, Heems’ Eat, Pray, Thug pilot — named after his excellent 2015 LP — never got picked up. The rapper told The FADER that he learned a lot from the experience, but it’ll likely be his last foray into TV. He’s also working on a novel with the same title, but that’s still in-progress. Here’s what he had to say about the process:
God, the book is very difficult for me to do because I’m still collecting life experiences. It has to do with cab driving and drugs in New York in post 9/11, but the last conversation I had about it was two nights ago and involved turning it into a sci-fi film, so it’s still very much in the idea stage. I started putting some pages down but it’s a long road ahead with that project.
Both of these shows sound like they have the potential to be really good and I hope that someday they will exist so I can binge-watch them while eating a pint of ice cream on a sad night in.