Nicki Minaj to star in Ice Age: Continental Drift

05/08/11

Nicki Minaj

US rapper Nicki Minaj is to star in the 20th Century Fox animated film, Ice Age: Continental Drift.

The 28-year-old confirmed on her Twitter and personal website that she'll voice a role in the movie.

She joins Jennifer Lopez and her Young Money Entertainment label mate Drake, who were already cast.

She's also confirmed that she'll make a guest appearance in the third season of the Family Guy spin-off cartoon, Cleveland.

Minaj released her debut album Pink Friday last year on Young Money, the label owned by US rapper Lil Wayne.

It's since gone platinum, selling more than a million copies.

She made it to number 22 in the UK singles chart with Moment 4 Life which featured her Ice Age co-star Drake.

Her latest single, Super Bass, peaked at number 10 in the UK charts.

Ice Age: Continental Drift, the fourth film in the series, is released in the UK on 6 July 2012.