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Nicki Minaj announces the cast for her new sitcom

The cast of the new show based on Nicki Minaj’s life has been announced.

Ariana Neal (Fruitvale Station) has nabbed the role as young Nicki. Her mother Grace will be played by former model Selita Ebanks, and Wesley Jonathan (What I Like About You) will portray her father Vincent. McCarrie McCausland (The Orginials) has been cast as her older brother Jaylen. Whoopi Goldberg will guest star as their neighbor Miss Martha.

Nicki wote on her Instagram account that she hand picked this cast.

I am honored and excited to announce that I’ve literally hand picked the main characters of my scripted series “Nicki” ~ #ABCFamily #Freeform ~ 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!

She seemed particularity excited about Ariana:

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. #ArianaNeal #LilNicki Welcome to the family lil lady bug!

Nicki Minaj reciting Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” is the best thing you will see all day

You might as well go to bed now, because nothing better can happen today:

Nicki performed during the Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America, a benefit concert to raise money for the United Way fund and to raise awareness about racism in America, You can see the concert November 20 on A&E, and will be simulcast on AOL.

Nicki Minaj Gets a TV Show

ABC Family has committed to a TV series based on the life of Nicki Minaj. Nicki will be an executive producer and will appear on the show according to Deadline.com.

The series will be a comedy based on her life growing up in Queens as a member of immigrant family and how that upbringing influenced her music.

“This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” said Minaj. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.”

Read the Deadline article here