Usurping Common’s coveted “latest rapper to join Barbershop 3” title, Nicki Minaj has officially signed on to co-star in the second sequel to a movie about a bunch of people shooting the shit in a South Side Chicago barbershop. She’ll play Draya, a “sassy” new hairdresser who works in the beauty shop side of the business. This will be Minaj’s third appearance in a live-action film; she previously played Cameron Diaz’s assistant in The Other Woman, and has a supporting role in the upcoming Lake Placid Vs. Anaconda. However, she did voice a sassy mammoth in Ice Age: Continental Drift, so there’s plenty to draw from that experience.
Cedric The Entertainer and Ice Cube will reprise their roles from the first two films, and Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man) is set to direct from a script by Black-ish’s Kenya Barris and The Misadventures Of An Awkward Black Girl’s Tracy Oliver.