Nicki Minaj revealed the cast for her ABC Family sitcom on Instagram Friday, the new place for sending out press releases. Model Selita Ebanks, along with a few unfamiliar faces, make up the leads.

The story is based on Nicki’s upbringing as the child of a Trinidadian immigrant raised in Queens. The adorable young actress playing Nicki is Ariana Neal, who’s appeared in Fruitvale Station and Get Hard—watch video of her covering Bruno Mars’ “Grenade” here.

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Ebanks will play Nicki’s mom on the show, which means she’ll have an accent? But the best part of this casting is Whoopi Goldberg in a cameo as Nicki’s (probably nosy, chatty) neighbor Martha.

Nicki writes on IG: “I am honored and excited to announce that I’ve literally hand picked the main characters of my scripted series “Nicki” ~ #ABCFamily #Freeform ~ I’ve been going to the auditions falling in love with some incredible people. Looking forward to unveiling this groundbreaking new show for you guys in 2016! 😘😘😘😘”


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