Written by: Khalif Thompson
Nicki Minaj is promising a six-part documentary series on her childhood and rise in the rap world, which she announced on Instagram is still looking for a home.
On Thursday (July 28), the rap sensation turned to social media to publish a teaser depicting her as a young unknown rapper struggling for fame and recognition as the lone female MC in the mainstream, self-medicating to get through the tough times, and finally growing up and accepting herself.
"I never wanted to be mainstream," she says in the clip, as "Chun-Li," her 2018 single, plays in the background. "Mainstream came to me."
The film ends with her 2011 top 20 Billboard Hot 100 smash "Moment 4 Life," starring Drake, as she throws a heart sign at fans from the stage and they sing along to every word of the encouraging song.
Minaj wrote alongside the trailer on Instagram, "I took some time to perfect this very intimate, delicate, electrifying, inspiring body of work,”
“As I decide on a home for this project, I can’t help but reflect on what I’m including in this doc,” she added. “Some things are so personal, it’s scary. It’s like NOTHING you’ve seen before & I need it to be handled with care. Love you so much. Thank you for the continued support.”
She tweeted the trailer with the phrase, "Coming SOON!!!! The #NickiDocumentary you didn’t know you needed. Love you so much.”
According to Minaj, the Bron Studios project is still looking for a home. View the trailer below: