Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Joins Cast of ‘Barbershop 3’

Nicki Minaj is heading back to the big screen. The hip-hop superstar has landed a role in New Line Cinema/MGM’s Barbershop 3.

According to Variety, Minaj will join the star-studded cast that includes Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Regina Hall, and Common.

Malcolm D. Lee, who directed the Best Man movies, is directing Barbershop 3 from a script by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver.

Minaj will play Draya, the sassy new hairdresser at the beauty shop.

The original 2002 film starred Ice Cube and Anthony Anderson, while the 2004 sequel Barbershop 2: Back in Business featured the same cast. The two films grossed around $140 million at the worldwide box office.

Minaj made her big-screen debut last year in The Other Woman, where she played the assistant to Cameron Diaz’s character.

Before she heads to set, Minaj will hit the road in July for the U.S. leg of her “Pinkprint” tour with special guests Meek Mill, Tinashe, DeJ Loaf, and Rae Sremmurd.