According to reports in Variety, Nicki Minaj has joined the voice cast of Angry Birds Movie 2 in an as-yet-unspecified role.
The sequel is due in North American theaters on 16 August 2019 and Minaj will be acting alongside Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Danny McBride, who will all reprise their roles from the first movie. They’ll also be joined by Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Lil Rel Howery, Dove Cameron and Zach Woods.
Minaj’s movie credits include Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Other Woman, and Barbershop: The Next Cut. The rapper has received 10 Grammy Awards nominations, six American Music Awards, 11 BET Awards, and four MTV Video Music Awards.
The release of Angry Birds Movie 2, which is directed by Thurop Van Orman and co-directed by John Rice, will coincide with the tenth anniversary of the Angry Birds game.
The first Angry Birds movie grossed $350 million worldwide, including $107.5 million domestically, in 2016. The film, directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis, was set on an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds — except for Red (voiced by Sudeikis), speedy Chuck (Gad), and Bomb (McBride). Hader returns as Leonard, king of the pigs, and Dinklage voices the Mighty Eagle.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, Minaj recently announced new details of her highly anticipated Nicki Wrld Tour (sic) which will kick off on 21 February in Munich, Germany and cross 22 cities throughout the initial European leg which also features Chicago rapper Juice Wrld in support.
“I’m so excited to bring the full Nicki Minaj experience to my fans in Europe,” said the star. “I have been carefully crafting the most exhilarating, unique, memorable piece of art to share with my incredible fans. I’m in love with Juice Wrld’s music & feel so stoked to have him join me. This will be one for the books.”
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