Nicki Minaj will co-star in New Line/MGM’s Barbershop 3 alongside Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer. Bob Teitel and George Tillman Jr. of State Street Pictures are the lead producers. 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 of the beauty shop portion of the barbershop. She made her first screen appearance last year in The Other Woman, portraying the assistant to Cameron Diaz’s character. The first two Barbershop films combined for about $140 million in worldwide box office. Regina Hall, Eve and Common are also starring in the third installment.