An inside source tells TheShowBuzz.com exclusively that the former "Moesha" star will be a contestant on MTV's "Celebrity Rap Superstar" which premieres next week.
Jackson most recently starred in the ill-fated UPN reality show "First Wives Club," which was canceled after one month.
She is best known, however, for being the mother of two of Federline's children and the woman he left to be with pop star Britney Spears. Jackson was eight months pregnant at the time with the couple's second child.
Each week, eight contestants will be paired with their own rap star mentor, who will prepare them to master the art form.
The aspiring rappers will perform in front of a live audience and a panel of judges each week, covering popular rap songs. They'll also be creating their own rhymes and battling it out in freestyle rap competitions.
After each week's performance, the viewing audience will vote for their favorites and the contestant with the least votes will have to leave the show. The rapper left standing will be chosen as the winner.
The show premieres Aug. 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
By Judy Faber