Then & Now! The Cast Of “Barbershop: The Next Cut” was originally published on globalgrind.com
1. Ice Cube hit the scene in the late ’80s as one-fourth of the world’s most dangerous rap group, N.W.A.
2. Ice is now a box office phenom with films like the “Friday” franchise, “Straight Outta Compton,” and “Ride Along.” Not to mention his son O’Shea Jr. is setting the tone for the next generation.
3. Nicki Minaj’s pink wig and thick a$$ gave us all whiplash when the Young Money rapper hit the scene in 2009.
4. Today, Nicki is one of the biggest entertainers on the planet and shows no signs of slowing down.
5. Sean Patrick Thomas won everyone’s hearts as the guy who taught Julia Stiles how to dance in 2001’s “Save The Last Dance.”
6. These days, Thomas continues acting regularly, appearing in films including “Finding Neighbors” and “Deep In The Darkness,” and TV series including “Ringer” and “American Horror Story: Asylum.”
7. Eve made us all say “Who’s That Girl?” when she hit the scene in the ’90s.
8. The former pitbull in a skirt is now a happily married woman, living in England with her husband Maximillion Cooper. She still continues to work on her music.
9. Regina Hall has always had a girl next door comedic charm since her days in the “Scary Movie” franchise.
10. Nowadays, the funny lady can be seen on the small and big screen, in anything from “Real Husbands Of Hollywood” to “Think Like A Man.”
11. Cedric The Entertainer is an OG in the comedy game and also known as the first host of the BET Awards with Steve Harvey.
12. These days, Cedric is the star of TV Land’s hit show “Soul Man” and still spends his time doing comedy.
13. Common gave many conscious rappers a platform to be themselves when he burst onto the scene in the ’90s.
14. Common is now an Oscar-winning rapper and successful actor. He’s come a long way from the Chi.
15. Anthony Anderson was known as ‘that funny guy’ from some of the 2000s’ funniest films, including “Malibu’s Most Wanted.”
16. Today, Anderson is the star of ABC hit series “Black-ish” and recently hosted the 2016 NAACP Image Awards.