Nicki Minaj to produce and star in ABC scripted series based on her life

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Onika Maraj, better known as Nicki Minaj, just landed an ABC scripted series based on her life.

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

The untitled series will focus on Minaj growing up in Queens and attending New York’s famed LaGuardia High School in the 1990s, as well as the personal and musical evolution that lead to her eventual rise to stardom.

According to Deadline, Nicki Minaj is set to executive produce and appear in a scripted comedy series for ABC Family based on the rap star’s life growing up in Queens, New York. The project, from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, will film a pilot episode in New York City, with the intention to continue to series.

“Nicki Minaj is a force to be reckoned with at everything she touches,” said ABC Family’s EVP Programming and Development Karey Burke. “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.”