Nicki Minaj to Star in ‘Barbershop 3′
Nicki Minaj is expanding her acting resume with her new role in the New Line Cinema/MGM flick, Barbershop 3. The movie is the latest installment in the popular franchise starring Ice Cube.
According to Variety, Minaj will play Draya, a sassy new hairdresser at the beauty shop.
The Queen Barbz is the latest addition to the cast, which also includes Cedric the Entertainer, Regina Hall, Eve, Anthony Anderson, Common and of course, Cube. Director Malcolm D. Lee, who directed the popular Best Man flicks, is helming Barbershop 3 from a script penned by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver.
The Barbershop franchise started in 2002, and was an immediate box office success. The 2004 sequel, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, was also a big hit at theaters. In total, the two films grossed an estimated $140 million at the box office worldwide.
There’s no word on the film’s plot, but given Minaj’s history of creative hairstyles and split personalities, her character will fit right in with the motley crew of hair stylists.
In 2014, the 32-year-old rhymer made her big-screen debut with her appearance in The Other Woman, alongside Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton. The movie debut edat No. 1 at the box office with $24.7 million during its opening weekend.
Meanwhile, Minaj is getting set to embark on the U.S. leg of her Pinkprint Tour. Joining her on the trek, which kicks off in July, is her bae Meek Mill, DeJ Loaf, Rae Sremmurd and Tinashe.