Madame Tussauds To Redesign Controversial Nicki Minaj Wax Figure

Published: Saturday 12th Sep 2015 by David
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The Las Vegas arm of the Madame Tussauds family has announced that it is to redesign a wax figure erected in honour of the rapper Nicki Minaj.

Full report below…

The figure had been designed to replicate a “position” the entertainer posed in in the visual for her smash hit single ‘Anaconda.’

Alas, their decision to take inspiration from this video saw the company blasted by critics who accused them of belittling the star’s achievements by immortalising her on her hands and knees and cited the brutal exploitation of the black entertainer Saartjie Baartman as the root cause of their issue with it.

Now, after a number of visitors posed for obscene snaps with the wax figure Tussauds has revealed that it is to redesign the set around it to protect it from the lewd and the lowly.

Billboard explains:

Reports started popping up Wednesday (Sept. 9) that the controversial wax figure was slated for removal, but Kouvaris’ statement seems to reiterate plans announced last month to redesign the set around the wax figure.

On Aug. 18, the museum said it would install extra security around the statue due to an inappropriate fan photo and also mentioned new set-design plans. “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 this cannot be taken again.”


Click here to peep a pic of the project.

Why some compared the finished product to the exploitation of the aforementioned Baartman?
Watch below..

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    • Queen Molly September 12, 2015

      “King Mark111” ?

      A DL power bottom like yourself could never be a “KING”

      Glad I could inspire you tho- “Queen” Molly

      • King Mark111 /.\ September 12, 2015

        What are you talking about, Smoggy?

      • Queen Molly September 12, 2015

        Me putting queen in my name inspired you to put king in yours.. #ThatImpactTho

      • King Mark111 /.\ September 12, 2015

        Umm, Do you see those crowns by my name in my avi? Plus my e-friends on here been calling me King Mark before you even had the down payment for the operation for your new p****. So no, you have no impact, in fact, you’re not even liked on here. Queen of kissing @ss? Spot on. But anyway, know your place.
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      • Here to slay September 12, 2015

        Queen Molly? Girl this is a blog…. And you, my dear, leave comments. I’ll just let that sit and simmer a bit #dahling

    • You tried September 13, 2015

      That pic look a fool! And for the RECORD! That’s all Nicki do is pop her ass in the air! Even before getting her VMA award she twerked.. What did she expect to be captured doing on a wax figure lmao ???????????????? ijs her fans are as cocky and delusional as she is thinking they even have a right to dispute the ” art ” ???? work ??? As if she was even worthy of an wax figure ????????

    • JENNY JONES!!! September 14, 2015

      I AGREE ALSO THE TITLE OF THIS POST AND THE STATEMENT OF THE MUSEUM DIFFER B/C THE MUSEUM SAYS THEY ARE REDESIGNING THE SET NOT THE ACTUAL WAX FIGURE………JENNY JONES!!!!

  1. Ms Beykim wants Bieber,One Direction,Miley Cyrus,Gaga and Beyonce (I wanna marry Bieber) September 12, 2015

    Nicki always be rapping about her coco so they did her a favour but having her on all fours

  2. Rosie September 12, 2015

    I don’t see the problem with it since Onika was 100% here for the wax figure in the first place? Any other artist would’ve dragged them for putting them on all fours but she was all over social media stanning for it when it was revealed. It’s obviously how she wants to represent herself.

  3. Queen Molly September 12, 2015

    Nicki approved it tho she knows everyone looks at her as a hoeee…

  4. Teflon Boy September 12, 2015

    Madame Tussaud’s did nothing wrong, that was the subtlest of shade. If they had depicted a classier act in that pose then fair enough but this what Minaj stands for so fans shouldn’t be annoyed that the same thing she called MTV out for for ignoring is the very thing that MT chose to immortalise. Can’t have it both way #Barbz. Hypocrisy at it’s finest.

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig September 12, 2015

      They were entirely in the wrong, the vast majority of visitors at Madame Tussauds are kids and international students, so it was very inappropriate and s*xist . Nicki has had so many other memorable looks, so it won’t be hard to find another pose to use.

      • Teflon Boy September 12, 2015

        I’ll agree with you up until your last sentence. In hindsight MT is a family venue therefore the function of the wax figure was not well thought through and they should’ve used a less controversial rendering. That said, I stand by my comment. This is how Minaj wants to be perceived so it was entirely accurate.

      • Teflon Boy September 12, 2015

        ^Albeit inappropriate.

  5. Anyetta September 12, 2015

    David’s impact.

    • Mother September 12, 2015

      Who?

  6. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 12, 2015

    Why did they even create the wax figurine like that in the first place? They knew it would cause controversy and make Nicki look like a h**. They should’ve never put her in such a pose, and Onika should know better than to laugh along with the photos people take with the wax figure. Where’s her self respect?

  7. Barb-wire September 12, 2015

    #BarbzImpact

    • Here to slay September 12, 2015

      May be the barbz impact but it doesn’t make sense because your “queen” is the one responsible for her own image. Just saying. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it’s Nikki Minaj.

  8. Cough Cough September 12, 2015

    This is the pose Nicki wants. She’s trying to get her “Lil Kim hardcore” squat icon pose.. Guess this one isn’t it either. Back to the drawing bored Nick

    • k September 12, 2015

      some of you kim fans are like roaches, such a nuisance.

  9. Jay September 12, 2015

    1. It doesn’t even look like her
    2. They should’ve made a more elegant figure in the first place. I mean, of all the poses she’s done in several dresses and such, she chose to use one of her in doggystyle position? It’s not flattering. It’s a joke & a disgrace, so it should be re-done.

    • Cough Cough September 12, 2015

      Nicki Minaj is not elegant…. She presents herself like a rich Thot…. She says dumb things in award acceptance speeches like “step your dïck game up”, she try’s to intimidate white girls on stage and gets paid dust, she disrespects her idols…. Elegant? Girl you tried it. Tussauds figures embody the essence of the person and Nickis essence is not an elegant gown. Now if it was a Mariah Carey figure… Ok. Gowns gowns gowns… But Nicki Minaj? She only wears gowns when she can wear. A bra and booty short or see through onsie

  10. truth(nicki the reason A.I. is cancelled and Meek playn ha!!) September 12, 2015

    Honey this BIITCH whole career need to be redesigned.

    • k September 12, 2015

      kim abandon y’all so only person left for y’all to take that crap out on is Nicki, so sad.

  11. JanStan September 12, 2015

    In agreeemnt here. Nicki stanned for own damn self and how proud she was of that vid when she got into feuds with Taylor and Miley when it wasn’t nominated for vid of the year. Then she acted a ratchet ass hellion on stage. I guess if they want to show another side (the only other side) of Nicki they can show her on a stage threatening somebody like a dumb ass fool…

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