Germany’s Madame Tussauds Reveals Nicki Minaj Wax Figure
Nicki Minaj is the latest celebrity to have their likeness dissected by the masses at Madame Tussauds. The wax figure museum recently revealed a replica of the Queens native at its Berlin, Germany location. However, the figure drew ire from the masses due to a severe lack of resemblance.
The unveiling took place on Tuesday (Jan. 7) and takes its styling cue from Minaj’s 2014 “Anaconda” video. Two years ago, Madame Tussauds revealed a sculpture of Beyonce which spectators believe didn’t do the Queen Bey justice. In a statement issued to the New York Times, the company addressed the lightening issue and amended the figure before placing it back on the showroom floor.
“Our talented team of sculptors take every effort to ensure we accurately colour match all of our wax figures to the celebrity being depicted. Lighting within the attraction combined with flash photography may distort and misrepresent the colour of our wax figures, which is something our sculptors are unable to account for at the production stage.”
Minaj’s wax figure originally debuted in 2015 but was taken off the floor and reworked due to provocative gestures from attendees, The Guardian reports.
Madame Tussauds unveils a Nicki Minaj wax figure in Berlin, Germany (they know damn well that this doesn’t look like Nicki) ✨👑 pic.twitter.com/dQCp00MoH2
— ONIKA FORCE (@OnikaForce) January 7, 2020