The Head Barb is headed to a theater near you.
Nicki Minaj has officially joined the cast of Barbershop 3, where she will join fellow rappers Eve, Common and franchise regular Ice Cube. Variety reports the head barb will play Draya, the “sassy new hairdresser of the beauty shop portion of the barbershop.”
Hopefully, Nicki isn’t starting to get typecast as the sassy sidekick. She played the sassy secretary in the 2014 film The Other Woman and the sassy mammoth in Ice Age: Continental Drift. This new role will obviously take her out of her comfort zone.
Judging by her fabulously dramatic mini movie for “The Pink Print,” she has some serious acting chops. We may just have to wait a bit longer to see them.
The Barbershop franchise centers on a lively group of barbers and hair dressers in Chicago. They might not be the most memorable films, but the first two installments grossed about $140 million worldwide.
The movie doesn’t have a release date yet, but until then we can keep our fingers crossed for collaboration between Nicki, Eve, and Common on the film’s soundtrack.