Meet the new Nicki Minaj! Ariana Neal has been cast as Nicki, a character inspired by the rapper, for a new ABC Family comedy! The show will follow the rapper from her childhood in New York to her rise to superstardom!
She’s going to be a star! ABC Family has announced who will play a young Nicki Minaj in the upcoming comedy titled Nicki, and her name is Ariana Neal! Here’s 5 things you need to know about the girl who will play the character inspired by the Grammy nominated rapper!
Nicki announced the casting news herself on Instagram. She posted a photo of the announcement. So cute! Before you get ready to prep your DVRs for Nicki, here’s 5 key things to know about Ariana!
1. She’s just 11 years old!
She may be little, but she is fierce! Ariana has nabbed the role of a lifetime at just 11 years old. We have a feeling she’s sassy just like Nicki!
2. She’s already made a name for herself in movies.
3. She’s been acting since she was three years old.
Ariana’s been working since she was very young. She’s appeared in several commercials, in addition to her films. Her family moved from Illnois to Atlanta so she could sign with an agency.
4. She’s going to be doing double duty between movies and TV!
Ariana’s going to be filming Nicki soon, and she just finished filming Mother’s Day and Restored Me.
5. Ariana’s favorite singers include Adele and Beyonce!
Nicki will also star Selita Ebanks, Wesley Jonathan and McCarrie McCausland. Whoopi Goldberg will guest star. The comedy is inspirted by the story of Nicki and her family moving to America from Trinidad in the early 1990s. The show will chronicle her life growing up in Queens to becoming one of the most famous rappers in the business.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Ariana will make a good Nicki? Let us know!