Nicki Minaj’s sitcom with ABC Family is moving forward. This week Minaj revealed the cast of her upcoming series expected to begin filming next year. It also was noted that Whoopi Goldberg will join in on the show for a guest starring role.
Nicki Minaj took to Instagram Friday to reveal who will portray her family in the upcoming Freeform series Nicki, a sitcom about the rapper’s childhood growing up in Queens in the 1990s. Fruitvale Station’s Ariana Neal plays young Nicki on the show, while model Selita Ebanks and City Guys actor Wesley Jonathan were cast as Minaj’s parents. Whoopi Goldberg features in a guest-starring role as the Minaj’s neighbor Miss Martha. Minaj, who serves as the show’s executive producer, will also appear on Nicki occasionally in an unspecified role. “I am honored and excited to announce that I’ve literally handpicked the main characters of my scripted series Nicki,” Minaj wrote of her Freeform né ABC Family show. “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.”