Production Begins On Nicki Minaj's 'Nicki' Sitcom

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.

Besides executive producing, Nicki will also appear on the show.

"This is one of the more unique adventures I've ever embarked on. I couldn't be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special," Nicki said in September when the series was first announced.

No premiere date has been set for "Nicki."

-- Eric Anderson

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