From Necole Bitchie—Nicki Minaj will be making her first appearance on the big screen very soon…well sort of. As if Nicki isn’t animated enough, she will be a part of the Ice Age family in Ice Age: Continental Drift, which hits theaters in 2012. She is confirmed as one of the animated characters, however, the role was written in for her after she didn’t get the part she originally auditioned for. She tells MTV:
My agency sent me out on an audition for some people who really wanted to hear me. They knew I loved animation, they knew I loved to do voices and I thought, “Oh, my God this is amazing.” The original role that I was up for I didn’t get and so I said, ‘well, okay whatever’. I was really mad and then next thing you know they called me and said, “You know what! We actually wrote in a part just for you because we really want you to be a part of this movie.” I was just screaming and so excited and I went in and I had a blast. I was doing my voiceover and I did it as two different voices and I basically said ‘listen, I’m going to do every line in two different voices and you decided which character you want. So yeah, they were amazing and we’ll see what happens.
Watch the interview here!