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Nicki Minaj headed back to the big screen

Nicki Minaj (Photo credit: Instagram – @Nickiminaj)

Nicki Minaj is one of the most popular female rappers of the decade. Her boisterous personality, vibrant style, and versatile musical sound make her one of a kind.

Minaj, who is skilled in many areas, is set to explore her acting career further in a new film.

The 36-year-old rapper made her acting debut six years ago with a voice role in the 2012 animation Ice Age: Continental Drift, and she’s now set to take on another creature’s voice, as she’s landed a role in the upcoming sequel to the 2016 Sony animation The Angry
Birds Movie. Its confirmed that she is set to voice a character in The Angry Birds Movie 2.

According to Variety, her role is currently unknown, but she’ll join returning stars Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, and Peter Dinklage, as well as new voices from the likes of Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio
Derbez, Lil Rel Howery, Dove Cameron, and Zach Woods.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 is directed by Thurop Van Orman and co-directed by John Rice, and follows on from the first movie, which was based on the hit mobile video game franchise.

The movie is set for release on Aug. 16, 2019, which coincides with the 10th anniversary of the start of the franchise, which has seen its games downloaded a whopping four billion times.

The first movie grossed $350 million worldwide, including $107.5 million domestically, and was set on an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – with the exception of Red (voiced by Sudeikis), speedy Chuck (Gad), and Bomb (McBride).

In the games, players must use the birds to defeat structures built by pigs, and in the movies, Bill Hader voices Leonard, king of the pigs, while Peter Dinklage is the Mighty Eagle.

Previously, Minaj has also had roles in ‘The Other Woman, and Barbershop: The Next Cut