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Nicki Minaj Gets Animated For Cartoon Network

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Nicki Minaj performs at the 2014 Philly 4th Of July Jam on July 4, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA.

Nicki Minaj has taken on a number of personas in her music, but now the MC is flexing her flair for the dramatic on the small screen. The rapper will appear on an upcoming episode of Cartoon Network's "Steven Universe."

During the animated appearance, Minaj will play a character called Sugilite, who is a hybrid of two of the show's characters, Garnet and Amethyst, who are gems that serve as the world's protectors. TV Guide has debuted a first look of the episode, giving fans a sneak peek of Minaj's fierce cartoon persona. The scene first premiered at Comic-Con in San Diego on Saturday (July 26).

The episode, titled "Coach Steven," airs on the network on Thursday Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

The episode's first-look comes just days after Minaj revealed the eye-popping, slightly-NSFW artwork for her upcoming single, "Anaconda." It features the rapper in a pink sports bra and thong, with her backside to the camera. The track, produced by Polow Da Don and Da Internz, will premiere on Monday, July 28.