Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

ABC has added some star power to Nicki Minaj‘s upcoming comedy series. The network announced on Friday that Oscar winning-actress and View co-host Whoopi Goldberg will star as Minaj’s neighbor Miss Martha. Former Victoria Secret’s model Selita Ebanks will star as Minaj’s mother and Fruitvale Station cutie Ariana Neal will play young Nicki.  Rounding out the cast is Roll Bounce actor Wesley Jonathan as Nicki’s father and McCarrie McCausland will portray Jaylen, Nicki’s older brother.

As previously reported, the new scripted series will focus on Minaj’s family immigration from Trinidad to the US in the early 1990’s and her rise to superstardom.  Filming will take place in her hometown of Queens, NYC.  It is also being reported that Minaj will appear on the series and executive produce it alongside director Tim Story.

RC will keep you posted as this continues to develop!


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