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‘Fast & Furious 7’ gets 'Fancy' with casting of Iggy Azalea in small cameo

Rapper Iggy Azalea performs onstage during the BET AWARDS '14 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for BET

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has already taken the music world by storm. Now the “Fancy” rapper will show off her acting skills. According to CBS News on Thursday, Azalea has been cast in “Fast & Furious 7”. Vin Diesel broke the news in an interview with SkyrockFM.

Azalea’s name came up while the 47-year-old actor was promoting his latest film “Guardians of the Galaxy”. He said:

Iggy Azalea and I just worked together two weeks ago. I guess you’re the first person to know this. We cast her in ‘Fast & Furious 7’. She had a cameo in it.”

Not only did Vin Diesel spoil the news, another star of the movie also confirmed working with Azalea on set. “Fast & Furious 7” co-star Michelle Rodriguez tweeted out a picture of the two from the set, tweeting:

Azalea nice workin with you, love to see you in concert. Respect yesterday’s set was so hot in the desert, You Rock.”

It appears to be just a cameo role, but fans of the Australian sensation and the action movie franchise will have to wait to see how big a role Azalea plays in the sequel when it hits theaters April 3, 2015. In the meantime, Azalea is celebrating a big year. Not only does she continue to top the Billboard charts with “Fancy”, she has seven VMA nominations and a hosting gig for MTV’s “House of Style”.

Although her rapid success has sparked a feud with hip-hop queen Nicki Minaj, Azalea remains focused on doing her thing, especially in the field of rap. She has two collaborations that are making some noise. The new single “Black Widow”, a track she is featured on with Rita Ora, is rising on the rap charts with 59,000 digital downloads, as her collaboration with T.I. continues to rise as well. “No Mediocre” has moved from spots 12 to 8 on the charts and has become T.I.’s 23rd top 10 on the Rap Airplay chart. Azalea is everywhere, and it seems to be just be the beginning of her stardom.

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