Nicki Minaj Likes Her Madame Tussaud Wax Figure
Nicki Minaj wax statue, which was unveiled in Madame Tussauds, Berlin, on January 7, has sparked a controversy. The statue of the “Megatron” rapper, which depicts her as she appeared in the music video for her 2014 hit “Anaconda,” is currently the subject of relentless digital mocking, with many fans claiming it looks absolutely nothing like the star.
The wax statue was approved by Nicki Minaj when it was first displayed in Madame Tussauds Las Vegas in 2015. But things didn’t turn out well after it was unveiled in Germany.
The rap icon’s fans are condemning Madame Tussauds for the “offensive” wax statue and have taken to social media to express their outrage. The roast against Nicki Minaj wax figure is already taking the Twitter town by a storm. Some even asked the museum to redo her statue.
This isn’t the first time the internet has called Madame Tussauds out on a missed mark. In May 2019, a statue of Ariana Grande unveiled at the museum’s London location went viral due to its slightly off depiction of the pop princess.
Though the singer’s wax figure was dressed in her classic black knee-high boot, baggy sweatshirt look, and was even topped with her iconic high ponytail, many were quick to point out that the detailing on her face left much to be desired.
Nicki Minaj wax figure caused a different type of drama. After the figure’s position on all fours prompted sexual poses by guests that were quickly deemed inappropriate by Madame Tussauds, the wax museum increased security around the statue and redesigned the set to prevent bad behavior.
Between that and the backlash about sexism the figure caused, it seems like they missed one big thing: The statue itself could have used a big redesign, too.