The streamer has ordered a six-episode docuseries on Minaj, which will explore the rapper’s creative mind and tell the story of her personal and professional journey. Minaj herself will guide the audience through the most challenging and fulfilling times in her life in the as-yet-untitled series, each episode of which will be half an hour.
“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,” said Minaj in announcing the series via social media. News of the show comes on the 10 anniversary of the release of her debut album “Pink Friday.”
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) November 20, 2020
The project is directed by Michael John Warren, who made his directorial debut with Jay-Z’s 2004 movie “Fade to Black.” Warren has previously worked with Minaj on two documentaries, one of which was pegged to her first album back in 2010.
Minaj is executive producing alongside Warren and Aaron L. Gilbert, Brenda Gilbert and Cassandra Butcher for BRON Life, as well as Irving Azoff and Tommy Bruce in association with Creative Wealth Media.
“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 at HBO Max.
“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,” added Warren.
Endeavor Content and BRON Releasing negotiated the series deal with HBO Max.
“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 in a joint statement.