After days of rumors and speculation, Young Money’s Nicki Minaj has received the green light for three reality specials set to air later this fall on E!.
According to reports, Nicki will show off a more personal side of her life beginning in November.
It seems that while Nicki Minaj will be starring in a number of reality specials, rumors that she will star in a reality show have been greatly exaggerated. E! confirmed that the YMCMB rapper is set to appear in three specials on the network beginning in November. The network adds that the specials will include never-before-seen footage of the rapper in her personal and professional life. They shared more details are forthcoming. It had been originally rumored that in addition to her turn as a judge on “American Idol,” Minaj would also let cameras into her life for a more in-depth look into what it’s like to be Nicki in a long-run series. (MTV)
Earlier in the week, Minaj hinted at possibly joining the current reality television culture.
“That I’m going to keep a secret for now,” Nicki said in an interview. “I am still considering — I will say that I find the more people see, is the more they understand, and then it’s the more they like you. When you pull them in your world, they see you as a real person. I’m not running away from it anymore.” (Perez TV)
Shortly after her comments, rumored confirmations started exploding across the Internet.
That’s rights, we’re hearing EXCLUSIVELY at PerezHilton.com that all-Nicki series will be premiering on the E! network! AH-MAZING! She’ll finally have a place to show off all of her wonderful alter-egos we only get a small piece of on her albums! LOLz! In fact, when we heard after our interview with Nicki that she had already started filming that very afternoon! The ball is already roll-roll-rolling!!! We anticipate a variety of colors, outrageous clothes AND facial expressions to come! Which basically guarantees our eyes will be GLUED to our TV screen, gurl! Can’t wait! (Perez Hilton)
Recently, “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Lil Scrappy gave SOHH his take on why some rappers fall back on doing reality television.
“I’m going to be honest with you, I don’t think [it’s rappers being less] camera shy, I just think there’s certain people that let it be known they are super thugs and they are super human and if they were to let people into their life and have them find out that they weren’t super, that they just like them, they probably wouldn’t feel them as much. Whatever they would try to put out there [on store shelves] wouldn’t work, you feel me? Only certain people can be loved for being real. Sometimes people are a little too real, get carried away and so you wouldn’t know.” (SOHH)
Check out some recent Nicki Minaj footage below: