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Nicki Minaj to produce and appear in ABC Family comedy based on her life

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She’s conquered the music scene, so why not the small screen? 

Yep, Nicki Minaj is entering the television world. ABC Family announced that Minaj is on board to executive produce and appear in a half-hour comedy based on her family’s immigration from Trinidad in the early 1990s. The comedy is set to focus on her growing up in Queens and the personal and musical evolution that led to her eventual rise to stardom, according to a press release.

Minaj teased the project beginning Monday night, tweeting and Instagramming that a “surprise” was on the way for her fans, which led to “#NickiSurprise” trending on Twitter. On Tuesday, she retweeted ABC Family’s announcement. 

The pilot, written by Kate Angelo (Sex Tape, Will & Grace), is set to shoot in Queens, New York, this winter. 

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“This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” Minaj said in a statement. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.”

Angelo will also executive produce alongside Aaron Kaplan, Stella Bulochnikov, Gee Roberson, and Brian Sher.