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Nicki Minaj Announces Cast for Series

Nicki Minaj is coming to a TV near you…well, sort of. The show based on the entertainer’s upbringing will soon hit the small screen as the cast has finally been selected.

The 33-year-old made the announcement via Instagram, writing, “I am honored and excited to announce that I’ve literally hand picked the main characters of my scripted series.”

Ariana Neal, who’s starred in films such as Get Hard, will portray the rapper as a youngster.

“I literally cried watching her taped audition. I demanded to meet her,” the rapper said of the 10-year-old. 

Others who have landed roles in the project include Selita Ebanks, who will play Minaj’s mother, and Whoopi Goldberg, who will guest star as the family’s neighbor.

Sounds like a nice lineup!

No word on an air date, but shooting will begin in January.