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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