Nicki Minaj Will Appear In Specials, Not Reality TV Show

The barbz were momentarily excited, thanks to rumors that their leader Nicki Minaj was possibly set to appear in her own reality TV show, but turns out that’s not exactly the case.

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 that 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. For now, fans will have to settle for the set of one-off specials. This is hardly the first time Minaj has been the subject of a special of this nature. Back in 2010, she let MTV cameras into her life for “My Time Now.”

The news of this latest round of specials comes at a very busy time for the rapper. Not only did she just launch her first-ever perfume, the aptly titled Pink Friday, but she’ll also be re-releasing her latest album as Pink Friday Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up and joining the “American Idol” judges’ panel with Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson.

Earlier this week, MTV News caught up with Nicki and she explained why she wanted to join “Idol.” “It’s a milestone for me; it’s a milestone for hip-hop; it’s a milestone for young black women,” Nicki said. “Has there ever been a black woman [judging] on the show? This is a show that 20 million people watch, so I feel like we should be represented on that show and I’m very proud of my decision to do it.”