Nicki Minaj is Getting an ABC Family Sitcom About Growing Up As a Trinidadian-American in the 90’s.

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Earlier today, Nicki Minaj teased fans on social media with a special surprise announcement. Despite rumors of pregnancy and marriage, among other speculations, it turns out that Minaj will be getting her own ABC Family sitcom.

According to a press release sent out by ABC Family, “The half-hour comedy is based on Minaj and her family’s immigration from Trinidad in the early 1990’s. It will focus on her growing up in Queens with her vibrant family and the personal and musical evolution that led to her eventual rise to stardom.” The pop star will have recurring appearances on the show.

Minaj who is proud of her heritage has always given props to her country of birth. Trinidad featured prominently in her MTV documentary “My Time Now,” which featured the pop star treating the country to a homecoming performance. She also filmed the music video for her single “Pound the Alarm” in Trinidad, at Queen’s Park Savannah.

A sitcom is definitely a new direction for Minaj, who happens to be a trained actress. But based on her past stints in films like The Other Woman and her various Saturday Night Live appearances she definitely has the comedic timing and the chops to pull this off. Plus how often do we get to see the black immigrant experience depicted on the big or small screen?