Trinidad-American Young Money’s Nicki Minaj reportedly lost an opportunity to make her theatrical debut in the new Lottery Ticket movie according to the film’s star and Cash Money artist Bow Wow. Bow Wow said Minaj was edged out by R&B singer Teairra Mari.

“To be honest, Nicki was close to being [the character] ‘Nikki’ in the movie. I called Nicki and said, ‘Yo, I think you should audition for this role.’ “Unfortunately, Bow’s bid to get Minaj some screen time was unsuccessful: The part eventually went to R&B vixen Teairra Mari. “I thought [Minaj] did good, but unfortunately you know how things don’t work out.”