YAS! Nicki Minaj Lands Her Own Comedy Series on ABC Family

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The last time we saw Nicki Minaj on primetime TV was during her stint on American Idol. As everyone knows, the epic shade fest that took place between the "Anaconda" rapper and fellow judge Mariah Carey managed to dim the lights on set and overshadow the actual competition. But this time around, the spotlight will be strictly reserved for Nicki, who just landed her very own TV series.

According to Deadline, the 30-year-old nabbed a deal with ABC Family to executive produce and appear in a scripted comedy series based on her life "growing up in Queens in the 1990s with her vibrant immigrant family and the personal and musical evolution that lead to her eventual rise to stardom." Based on what we know about Nicki's upbringing, she moved from Trinidad to New York City as a little girl, where she and her family endured their fair share of adversity. In fact, the rapper has been very candid about her family's financial struggles and her father's bout with alcoholism, which resulted in her childhood home being burned down.

While those details are far from comedic, we already know from Nicki's impersonations of Beyonce and Kim Kardashian on Saturday Night Live that she can be funny AF on screen. But at the same time, her literal rags-to-riches success story is inspirational and supports one of the rapper's foremost mantras which is that women are perfectly capable of being bosses. Earlier this year, Nicki told Vogue magazine, "I feel like women can do anything that they put their minds to. That's really the truth — I started off with just a dream."

Congrats, Nicki! Bringing this story to the masses in such an entertaining way will show girls that they all have the power to summon their inner bosses to get what they want out of life.

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