Nicki Minaj made a very joyous post on Instagram regarding her selecting an actor for the main role of her upcoming sitcom “Nicki”. Minaj states there was a nationwide talent search and the final audition brought her to tears. The child actress selected was none other than Ariana Neal (Fruitvale Station). Ariana will be playing the role of a young Nicki Minaj. The show portrays Nicki’s family’s immigration from Trinidad in the early 1990s, and her growing up in Queens. Entertainment Weekly also went as far as to name the rest of the cast:
Selita Ebanks- Grace “Nicki’s Mom”
Wesley Jonathan – Vincent “Nicki’s Father”
McCarrie McCausland- Jaylen “Nicki’s Older Brother”
Whoopi Goldberg- Miss Martha “Nicki’s Neighbor”
The show is set to air January 12, 2016.