Nicki Minaj, announced her new HBO Max series today and I’m at a lost for words.
Nicki personally broke the news on social media with this half assed announcement video. (And for full disclosure, this is why I rarely do videos cause THIS the tone y’all gon’ get if I talk on camera. I always sound more excited via writing, than I do verbally. And I can’t fake excitement at all! She could just be tired cause mommy life is exhausting!)
But like damn, this her show and sis don’t even sound thrilled. And y’all want me to be excited about this? I feel like this came out 10 years too late. Had this docu-series dropped when she was on and popping, I’d be more interested. But this feels like bad timing.
(Unless you’re a Barbie I guess. Are folks still stans of Nicki though?) I don’t know!
All I know is, each of the six half-hour episodes of this untitled project will explore Nicki’s brilliantly creative mind and tell the story of her personal and professional journey. With complete honesty, Nicki will guide viewers through the most challenging and fulfilling times in her life, navigating highs, lows and misguided agendas in her stratospheric rise to fame and her journey to motherhood.
Nicki’s many achievements include 19 Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits, and 114 total entries on the Billboard Hot 100, which is the record for “Most Billboard Hot 100 Entries Ever by a Female Artist.”
“Nicki Minaj is a multi-faceted artist, businesswoman, and innovator as well as force to be reckoned with. It’s a privilege to bring this project to HBO Max and provide our viewers with unprecedented access to her life,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max.
The series is directed by six-time Emmy® nominee Michael John Warren, who made his directorial debut with Jay-Z’s “Fade to Black.” This marks Warren’s third documentary with the iconic rap star.
Executive Producers are Nicki Minaj, Michael John Warren and Aaron L. Gilbert, Brenda Gilbert and Cassandra Butcher for BRON Life, Irving Azoff, Tommy Bruce, in association with Creative Wealth Media. BRON Life, the non-scripted arm of BRON Studios, is focused on original docuseries, documentary films and short-form digital content centered around socially relevant themes and topics. The division also recently announced the civil justice series “Homicide or Justified” with famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump.
“Nicki Minaj is one of the most important and influential recording artists of all time; never to be duplicated – and many have tried. We are proud to support this living icon, as she bravely opens her home to the world,” said BRON’s Aaron L. Gilbert and Brenda Gilbert.
“I love that this series not only provides an all-access glimpse at one of the most iconic musicians of our generation; it also profiles the brave woman behind the artist, Onika. I believe all of us can learn a great deal from her remarkable professional and personal life. It’s an honor to be entrusted with this dynamic story,” said Director Michael John Warren.
Okay … I guess! I’ll probaby watch it just to see what happened in her personal life ’cause I’m nosey like that.
I mean I loved her growing up, I just think this is a weird time to drop a docu-series.
But it’ll be nice to see her transition into motherhood! There aren’t too many artists I watched rise to fame AND exit the music business in what feels like such a short period of time, so this should be interesting.