Nicki Minaj ABC Family Sitcom Casts Its Young Nicki Minaj – Find Out Who Will Play Her!
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Nicki Minaj’s comedy series that’s based on her life has finally found the actress who will play the singer before she became a big star.
Newcomer Ariana Neal has nabbed the lead part and was personally picked by Nicki. “I am honored and excited to announced that I’ve literally hand picked the main characters of my scripted series,” read Nicki’s statement as posted on her Instagram.
Ariana will be joined by Selita Ebanks, as Nicki’s mom Grace, Wesley Jonathan, as Nicki’s father Vincent, and McCarrie McCausland as Nicki’s brother Jaylen. Whoopi Goldberg will have a recurring guest appearance as the neighbor Miss Martha, according to E! Online.
“I’ve been going to the auditions falling in love with some incredible people. Looking forward to unveiling this groundbreaking new show for you guys in 2016!” Nicki further wrote.
The sitcom will delve on the family’s immigration, being originally from Trinidad. “This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” said the singer in a previous statement when the show was announced in September, per Los Angeles Times. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.”