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After over a decade of waiting, it's finally time to make your next appointment at Calvin's barbershop.

The follow-up to 2004's sequel Barbershop 2: Back in Business has reunited the familiar cast we know and love and added some famous faces for good measure. Barbershop: The Next Cut assembles Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, and Eve as well as newcomers Common and Nicki Minaj for the newest iteration of the small business's family.

As the romantic rival to Eve's character Terri, Nicki Minaj is the clear focus of the first batch of images that have made their way online by way of People, Essence, and Entertainment Weekly.

Nicki's definitely standing out (in patriotic fashion)

Chuck Zlotnick / Entertainment Weekly
Chuck Zlotnick / Entertainment Weekly

Though these characters have been working on the South Side of Chicago for the better parts of their lives, the upcoming movie will find them bringing the community together in unprecedented fashion to combat gang violence.

Chuck Zlotnick / Essence
Chuck Zlotnick / Essence

According to director Malcolm D. Lee, everyone involved was onboard to make this the best Barbershop movie yet.

This ensemble came to work every day, and they left it all on the floor. In some of these scenes, you as an actor might have one or two lines, but they all stuck around. With Cube and Cedric, being the pillars of the film, they're also the pillars of the people on set. They set the tone.

Barbershop: The Next Cut is scheduled to hit theaters on February 19, 2016. For old time's sake, let's remember the original, which feels like it dropped its trailer just yesterday.

(Source: Entertainment Weekly, People, Essence)


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