Good news barbz: Nicki Minaj has announced the cast for the forthcoming ABC Family sitcom based on her life via her Instagram account!
Ariana Neal stars as Nicki, a fictionalized version of the pre-fame Minaj; other principals include Selita Ebanks as her mother Grace, Wesley Johnson will play her father Vincent and McCarrie McCausland as her brother Jaylen. As an added bonus, Whoopi Goldberg is set to guest star as the family’s neighbor, Miss Martha.
Minaj says that she’s been in attendance for a number of casting sessions and auditions. Minaj hopped on Instagram to share her excitement for the show. She also discussed he producers’ reasons for tapping Neal for the titular role, saying "I literally cried watching her taped audition. I demanded to meet her! Sat in a room with her teaching her how to rap by doing a beat on the table & forcing her to stay on beat! Lol. Then pulled out all the attitude she had in her lil body. Haha! She's tough! And so sweet & cute."
While a premiere date has not been set for the show, but be on the lookout for a trailer for the show to come soon!