Just as we prepare to see them share the screen on the newest installment of Barbershop, J.B. Smoove will reunite with Nicki Minaj on her newly announced series with ABC Family, Nicki. As news has confirmed that production for the series has begun, J.B.’s feature on the first episode along with Whoopi Goldberg has been noted.
The Nicki Minaj sitcom is almost here. Production on “Nicki,” the scripted comedy series executive produced by the outrageous rapper, has begun, Freeform (the cable channel formerly known as ABC Family) announced on Tuesday. “Nicki” follows the story of the Minaj family – from immigrating from Trinidad in the 1990s to what it was like growing up in Queens, New York to the “personal and musical evolution” that eventually led to Nicki’s rise to stardom. The series stars Ariana Neal (as Nicki), Selita Ebanks, Wesley Jonathan and McCarrie McCausland. The first episode will also feature Whoopi Goldberg and J.B. Smoove.
As of now there’s no word on Smoove’s charctaer on the series, but Nicki has previously mentioned him as being one of her favorite comedians.