Last week it was reported that Nicki Minaj will be getting a new comedy series on ABC Family. The new half-hour scripted series will be based on Nicki’s life, specifically on her years growing up in Queens, New York in the 1990s, her Trinidadian family and her “personal and musical evolution that led to her eventual rise to stardom.” She is the latest of hip-hop stars that took their talents to star in a television series. For years MCs have tried their hand at acting and some even found new careers. Here's a look back at rappers who went from behind the mic to acting in a television series.

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