Nicki Minaj Earns No. 1 Movie!
The Queen Barb is on top. Nicki Minaj's newest film, 'The Other Woman,' grabbed the No. 1 spot at the box office this weekend, bringing in $24.7 million dollars in the U.S., bumping 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' from its seat.
This is Minaj's first role in a major Hollywood film and since it grabbed the top position, it's likely that bigger parts are just around the corner. In a recent interview with MTV News, the 31-year-old rapper said she's currently going on auditions. She's in search of a role that's specifically crafted for her, unlike 'The Other Woman,' which was written before she accepted the part.
As some might already know, the curvy Queens, N.Y., beauty attended LaGuardia High School, which focuses on music and the performance arts, so being in front of the camera and memorizing lines is nothing new for her.
But will her entry through Hollywood's doors be as smooth as her entry into hip-hop? Because let's face it, she pretty much single-handedly brought the female voice in rap back to prominence, so if anyone is capable of making a big splash in the film industry, it's definitely Minaj.
Being on top isn't anything new for the entertainer. In 2012, she starred as the voice of a woolly mammoth in the animated movie 'Ice Age: Continental Drift.' The film opened $46 million that year.
On the music front, Young Money's first lady is preparing her third album, 'The Pink Print,' for release this year.