Madame Tussauds To Redesign Nicki Minaj Wax Figure Platform After String Of Racy Pictures Hit The Web
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas has been forced to rethink their wax figure of Nicki Minaj after various museum visitors have taken provocative pictures with the rapper’s likeness.
Nicki Minaj’s Wax Figure
Minaj’s infamous wax figure depicts her on all fours – an homage to her dancing in her viral music video for “Anaconda.” Though Madame Tussauds intended to honor the rapper’s record-setting accomplishment, the museum failed to take into consideration the type of photographs their wax figure would inspire.
Fans have been flocking to the Sin City Madame Tussauds to snap Instagram-worthy pictures in which they pose suggestively with the wax figure. While Minaj has laughed off the photos, many – including fellow rapper Azalea Banks – find the wax figure and the resulting pictures degrading.
— Imakendoll (@JustinnMinaj) August 4, 2015
One Instagram snap in which a man can be seen kneeling behind the wax figure, one hand on the waist of Minaj’s wax figure and the other grabbing her hair has sparked considerable backlash, leading Madame Tussauds to issue a statement.
“It is unfortunate that this visitor decided to behave so inappropriately and we apologize for any offense this has caused,” the museum said. “We do have staff monitoring guest behavior in the attraction and do our utmost to ensure our wax figures are treated respectfully, but on this occasion clearly one of of our hosts was not present.”
“We are taking immediate steps to ensure more staff are present in this area and that the set around this particular figure is redesigned so that a picture like that cannot be taken again,” the statement added.