The stars of ABC Family’s Nicki which is based on the life of creator Nicki Minaj, were announced Friday last week
Each actor in the upcoming television series was “literally hand picked” by Nicki Minaj herself.
Minaj released the names on social media, beginning with Ariana Neal , who will play the singer as a little girl.
Other cast members include Selita Ebanks as Nicki’s mom Grace, Wesley Jonathan as Nicki’s dad Vincent and McCarrie McCausland as Nicki’s brother Vincent..
It was also announced that Whoopi Goldberg will guest-star in an episode.
The premiere date for Nicki Minaj’s series is still yet to be announced