Nicki Minaj was recently cast in the upcoming film Ice Age: Continental Drift, the fourth installment in the successful franchise. Speaking with MTV News, the Young Money rapstress explained that her agency sent her on the audition for a role in the animated flick.
“I don’t know how much I can talk about that, but I came about that when my agency sent me out on an audition for some people who wanted to hear me,” she recalled. “They knew I liked animation, they knew I liked to do voices, and so they said they were doing that so I thought, ‘This is amazing.'”
Though she didn’t get the original role for which she auditioned, the casting agents called her back after creating a special role for her in the film. “The original role that I was up for I didn’t get,” she explained. “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.'”
Known for her kooky accents, the rap Hannah Montana says she uses more than one voice in the film. “I just was screaming and so excited, and I went in and I had a blast. I did it as two different voices,” she said. “We’ll see what happens.”