Is it your undying dream to play Nicki Minaj? Well, do we have some good news for you! ABC Family has an open online casting call to find the next Nicki in an upcoming sitcom based on the star’s life.
ABC Family, who will be changing their name to Freeform in January, want a girl around the age of 11 and 13 to play a younger version of the starlet. If you’re not a girl in that age group you’re probably ineligible for the part, but who knows with Hollywood anymore. The show is said to showcase Minaj’s family’s relocation from Trinidad to New York in the 1990’s.
Surprisingly, the show is expected to shoot on location, in Queens, New York, and not some California sound-stage. This could mean that East Coast actresses may be given preference, but only time will tell. In addition, applicants must download the Disney Applause app in order to upload their prospective audition video and snag a copy of the pilot’s script.
“This is one of the more unique adventures I’ve ever embarked on,” said Minaj in a press release statement. “I couldn’t be more proud and excited to team up with an amazing group of people to give the world something really special.” Nicki will serve both as a producer on the show and occasional screenwriter, specifically writing raps for her younger self.
The series received some… let’s call it promotion… when Ellen DeGeneres produced a spoof of the upcoming show, which can be seen below. The parody proved controversial for mocking Minaj’s curves (and possibly portraying her parents as Americans, and not immigrants from Trinidad and Tobago like they are in real life.)
The deadline is Sunday, November 15, so any hopefuls better get their act together and soon if they want to be in the show. Spirit stores across the coast are probably having clearance sales, so stock up on as many rainbow colored wigs you can get.