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Ariana Neal To Star As Nicki Minaj In ABC Family Sitcom “Nicki”

On Friday, Nicki Minaj proudly announced she hand-picked the main cast members of her ABC sitcom, “Nicki,” based on the early days of her life.

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! ????❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Ariana Neal, who played Oscar Grant’s daughter in Fruitvale Station, has landed the lead role after stealing Nicki’s heart.  The rapper said Ariana’s audition tape brought her to tears and she demanded to see her.

 

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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! ??????? #ABCFamily #Freeform #Nicki

In addition to Ariana, Selita Ebanks will play Grace, Nicki’s mother, McCarrie McCausland will play her older brother, Jaylen, and Wesley Jonathan is Vincent, Nicki and Jaylen’s father.

Whoopi Goldberg will guest star as Nicki’s neighbor, Miss Martha.

Nicki Minaj, who is executive producer, will also appear on the show.

This should be interesting.

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