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Saturday, Jun 9, 2012 9:55AM
Young Money artists Drake and Nicki Minaj's roles in the upcoming Ice Age: Continental Drift flick have finally surfaced, with the platinum-selling rapper's characters now coming to light.
Although additional details are still to come, Young Money fans can expect to see the rap duo as wooly mammoths in the upcoming flick.
Nicki Minaj and fellow Young Money emcee Drake are hitting the big screen together for the first time. However the twist is that the two will not appear as themselves but as two wooly mammoths in the 3D animated film "Ice Age: Continental Drift," hitting theaters July 13. The Queens rapper's character is a wooly mammoth named Hailey, while Drizzy also plays a mammoth, by the name of Ethan. The two emcees appear in the beginning of the film as main characters Manny, Diego, and Sid embark on an adventure after their continent is set adrift. The prehistoric film stars Jennifer Lopez, Aziz Ansari, Queen Latifah, and Ester Dean. (RapFix)
Last summer, Minaj revealed initially getting turned down to play a different Ice Age character.
"The original role that I was up for I didn't get," Minaj explained in an interview. "So I said, 'Oh, OK, whatever.' I was really mad, and the next thing you know, they called me and they said, 'We wrote in a part just for you 'cause we really want you to be a part of this movie.' ... And I just was screaming and so excited, and I went in and I had a blast. I did it as two different voices. We'll see what happens." (MTV)
Details of Minaj's role in the flick hit the Internet last year.
Joy Behar, Nicki Minaj, Nick Frost and JB Smoove are among the new names to join "Ice Age: Continental Drift" at 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios. Chris Wedge, who helmed the first pic in the "Ice Age" franchise, will reprise his role as Scrat, whose pursuit of an acorn has world-changing consequences that help Sid (John Leguizamo) reunite with his long lost family. The rest of the gang, meanwhile, tries to make their way home despite roadblocks from a determined menagerie of colorful characters. Steve Martino and Michael Thurmeier will direct "Continental" with Lori Forte and John Donkin producing. 3D pic is slated for release July 13, 2012. (Variety)
The Young Money rappers hold their own in a flick which also stars fellow musicians Queen Latifah and Jennifer Lopez, amongst others.
Drake and Beyonce have been added to the cast of the next Ice Age movie. The two pop stars will join Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lopez in Ice Age: Continental Drift. The quartet will star alongside regulars Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo. (Star Pulse)
Check out Ice Age: Intercontinental Drift below: