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Nicki: Nicki Minaj TV Series Order Cancelled by Freeform

It looks like Nicki might have an uncertain future. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Freeform has cancelled their series order for the upcoming TV show.Based on the childhood of Nicki Minaj, the sitcom follows the life of a young girl and her family growing up in Queens, NY. The cast includes Ariana Neal, Selita Ebanks, Wesley Jonathan, and McCarrie McCausland.Read More…
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Nicki Minaj Reveals Sitcom Title, Cast Members

Nicki Minaj Reveals Sitcom Title, Cast Members
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.

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Nicki Minaj’s New ABC Family Show Has a Cast, and It Includes Whoopi Goldberg

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Nicki Minaj’s New ABC Family Show Has a Cast, and It Includes Whoopi Goldberg
Did you see Nicki Minaj in the The Other Woman? If you did, you're very excited about today's casting announcement for the upcoming ABC Family (soon-to-be Freeform) scripted comedy based on her childhood in Queens. Nicki will star Ariana Neal (Get Hard, Fruitvale Station) as Nicki when she was still Onika Tanya Maraj; Selita Ebanks (Real Husbands of Hollywood) as her mom Grace; Wesley Jonathan (The Soul Man) as her dad Vincent; and McCarrie McCausland (Army Wives, The Originals) as her brother Jaylen. Best of all, Whoopi Goldberg will play Miss Martha, a neighbor who will surely be saltier than beef roti.As previously reported, the single-camera comedy is inspired by Minaj and her family’s immigration from Trinidad to Queens in the early 1990s, and the personal and musical evolution that led her to fame. Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like a Man) has been tapped to direct. Kate Angelo (Will and Grace,
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Cast Set for Nicki Minaj Scripted Comedy Series (Whoopi Goldberg, Selita Ebanks, Others)

ABC Family, which, in a rebranding effort, will change its name to Freeform in January, 2016, has announced the cast for its upcoming Nicki Minaj sitcom based on the rapper’s pre-teen years in New York City. Ariana Neal ("Get Hard," "Fruitvale Station") has been cast as a young Minaj; Selita Ebanks will play Grace, Nicki’s mom; Wesley Jonathan will be Vincent, Nicki’s father; and McCarrie McCausland ("Army Wives," "The Originals") will play Jaylen, Nicki’s older brother. Also Whoopi Goldberg has booked a recurring role as Nicki’s neighbor, Miss Martha. Kate Angelo scripted the pilot and will also write and executive produce the...
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Nicki Minaj's ABC Family Comedy Cast Revealed — Meet Young Nicki

The stars of ABC Family’s Nicki, based on the life of creator Nicki Minaj, were announced Friday — and in case you’re wondering, yes, each actor was “literally hand picked” by the superstar herself.

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Minaj released the names on social media, beginning with Ariana Neal (Fruitvale Station), who will play the singer before she became the anaconda magnet she is today.

Additional cast members include Selita Ebanks (Real Husbands of Hollywood) as Nicki’s mom Grace, Wesley Jonathan (What I Like About You) as Nicki’s
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Nicki Minaj Comedy Sets Cast; Whoopi Goldberg To Guest Star

ABC Family and Nicki Minaj have firmed up the cast for scripted comedy Nicki, based on the rap star's life growing up in Queens, NY. Ariana Neal (Get Hard, Fruitvale Station) will star as Nicki, a role inspired by Minaj in her early years before she became a Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum superstar; Selita Ebanks (Real Husbands Of Hollywood) will play Grace, Nicki's mom; McCarrie McCausland (Army Wives, The Originals) will play Jaylen, Nicki's older brother; and Wesley Jo…
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Nicki Minaj ABC Family Comedy Casts Lead

Nicki Minaj‘s ABC Family sitcom has cast its leads, toplined by the selection of Ariana Neal as young Nicki. Additionally, Selita Ebanks will play Minaj’s mom, Grace; Wesley Jonathan is dad, Vincent; and McCarrie McCausland has been selected for the big brother role, Jaylen. Whoopi Goldberg will guest star as Nicki’s neighbor, Miss Martha. The “Anaconda” rapper will appear on the show as well, while simultaneously serving as executive producer. For the role of young Nicki, ABC Family had announced open online auditions — but Neal is no newcomer. Her credits include “Fruitvale Station” and “Get Hard. Plus,
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