Celebrity waxwork creators Madame Tussauds has honoured the rapper Nicki Minaj with her very own display in their Las Vegas museum.
The company announced is plans to celebrate the star’s contributions to the arts days ago and have now unleashed the finished product.
Their inspiration? Her music video for the single ‘Anaconda’ which made headlines with help from “titillating” choreography and styling whipped up to support its parent album ‘The Pinkprint.‘
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Madame’s decision to celebrate Minaj makes the lyricist the first female rapper in history to score her own official wax figure.
Find out why we don’t like it below…
As we’re sure many of our readers will agree Tussauds decision to use this particular shot of Minaj to model their figure on is a little “suspect” to say the least.
For, while Minaj does strike the same pose in the music video, one needn’t look any further than other man-made representations of African-American women in media to understand why this wax figure actually works against Minaj’s brand.
At face value the statue is nothing more than a recreation of one of the video’s more memorable shots. However, a closer look reveals that one of this generation’s more powerful and influential women of colour has been immortalised on her knees…with her bare behind on display.
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