Nicki Minaj's life to be made into a comedy TV series

'This is one of the more unique adventures I've ever embarked on'

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Nicki Minaj and ABC Family are pairing up to create a comedy TV show based on the rapper’s life growing up in New York.

Minaj is set to executive produce and appear in the as-yet unnamed series. She said of the venture “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.”

A pilot is to be filmed this winter in Minaj’s hometown but the “Anaconda” hitmaker has yet to cast a younger version of herself. She Tweeted: “I am now launching a nation wide search to find #YoungNicki.”

Kate Angelo, who wrote the comedy Sex Tape, will write the series, set in Queens during the 1990’s. Minaj was born in Trinidad and Tobago but moved to the US as a child, all of which will be documented in the show, along with her musical evolution.

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"Nicki is an international superstar, yet not everyone knows how inspiring and hilarious her true story is," said ABC Family's executive vice president programming and development, Karey Burke.

Minaj’s next appearance on screen will be alongside Ice Cube in Barbershop 3.