Nicki Minaj Summons Her Superpowers as a Cartoon in ‘Steven Universe’
Nicki Minaj’s larger-than-life persona is getting the animated treatment this summer in an episode of the Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe. As TV Guide Magazine reports, the episode, titled “Coach Steven,” was screened at Comic-Con on Saturday and will premiere Thursday, August 21st on Cartoon Network.
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In a preview clip of the episode, the rapper voices a gigantic and powerful character called Sugilite, the result of a fusion between the two characters Garnet and Amethyst. The two world-defending gems decided to join forces and summon Sugilite when faced with a critical task too large for either of them, though they’re warned that Sugilite can be “a little unstable.”
Steven Universe already has a dose of pop-star power from the British singer Estelle, who voices the character Garnet. Minaj is no stranger to cartoon voicework either, having lent her pipes to the animated feature Ice Age: Continental Drift. She also played herself in a 2012 episode of The Cleveland Show.
In other Nicki news, the rapper is set to release her second Pink Print single, “Anaconda” on Monday, July 28th. The Polow Da Don and Da Internz-produced track attracted plenty of attention earlier this week when Minaj gave fans an early look at the rear-flaunting cover art.