Nearly a year ago, Nicki Minaj announced she was turning her life into a TV scripted comedy show for Freeform, formerly the ABC Family channel. The show, titled Nicki, was based on the rapper’s childhood as a little Trinidadian girl growing up in Queens, New York, during the ’90s. The series, also executive produced by Minaj, went into production earlier this year and everything was seemingly going well. Nicki found the perfect kid to play her mini-me and often shared updates about the series on her Instagram. However, it’s been a minute since we’ve heard anything about the show. And the reason may be because they’re heading back to the drawing board.
Freeform President Tom Ascheim has put Nicki on hold while the network figures things out. They originally ordered a full series from the star, but is now being “redeveloped,” per a report from The Hollywood Reporter.