Nicki Minaj is set to be the subject of a forthcoming docuseries on HBO Max. While a release date has not yet been announced, it has been revealed that the six-episode series will be executive produced by Minaj and directed by frequent collaborator Michael John Warren, who helmed JAY-Z’s Fade to Black.
“I’m very excited to finally share with you guys that my docuseries is coming to HBO Max!” exclaimed the artist in a video on social media. “It’s going to give you guys a raw unfiltered look at my personal life and my professional journey and I can’t wait to share it with you.”
According to a press release, each half-hour episode will find the best-selling rapper guiding “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.”
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) November 20, 2020
Warren, who has previously worked on three documentaries with Minaj (born Onika Tanya Maraj), said in a statement, “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.”
News of the docuseries comes alongside another major announcement by Minaj – that she has reissued a deluxe, tenth-anniversary edition of her debut album, Pink Friday.
The 2010 album boldly introduced the artist to the world and included numerous Top 40 hits, including “Your Love,” “Right Thru Me,” “Moment 4 Life” featuring Drake, and “Fly” featuring Rihanna. Kanye West, will.i.am, and Natasha Bedingfield were also among the LP’s guests.
Upon its release, the LP debuted at No.2 on the Billboard 200, eventually topping the US chart. Elsewhere, the album became a Top 20 hit, putting Minaj on the radar in Australia, Canada, the UK, and Ireland.
The expanded digital reissue, dubbed Pink Friday: The Complete Edition, now stands as the definitive edition of the album and includes eight bonus tracks.
To celebrate Pink Friday’s tenth anniversary, Minaj has set up an official website, which closely resembles a vintage MySpace page. The artist is also selling a variety of exclusive Pink Friday merch, including tee shirts, crop-tops, bodysuits, trucker hats, and face masks. Additionally, fans can purchase the album on pink vinyl in a variety of editions.
In other recent news, Minaj took home two awards during Sunday’s AMAs ceremony, including Best Female Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop. Her collaboration with Karol G, “Tusa,” also received the award for Favorite Song – Latin. The rapper has previously won six AMAs – her first being for Pink Friday, which was named Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album in 2011.
Pink Friday: The Complete Edition is available now.