Nicki Minaj briefly switched careers to film criticism following the world premiere of Barbie in Los Angeles on Sunday. The rapper, standing alongside Barbie star Margot Robbie on the pink carpet, even shared a video of their pose together on Twitter, expressing admiration for Robbie’s beauty in person. Minaj then proceeded to provide her review of the film.
In a tweet, Minaj praised the entire cast, stating, “Btw, the entire cast of this movie nailed it. The film is so visually stimulating. The actors can actually act, & the comedic timing is actually on time. Bravo.” She mentioned her plans to watch the movie again and provide her final analysis around the 21st. Minaj also expressed her love for Will Ferrell, who is involved in the project.
Minaj’s involvement in Barbie extends beyond her film review. She is featured on the star-studded Barbie soundtrack, contributing the track “Barbie World,” a collaboration with Ice Spice that samples Aqua’s 1997 hit, “Barbie Girl.” Expressing her gratitude, Minaj thanked Forbes and acknowledged the talented artists and producers involved in the soundtrack, including Mark Ronson, Kev Weaver, Greta Gerwig, and Mattel. She appreciated their decision to include her on the project and acknowledged the significance it holds for her and her fans, the barbz.
The Barbie soundtrack boasts an impressive lineup of artists, including Lizzo, Charli XCX, Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, Haim, Dominic Fike, Sam Smith, Khalid, and even Ryan Gosling, who portrays Ken in the film and performs the song “I’m Just Ken” for the soundtrack.