Nicki Minaj Madame Tussauds Wax Figure Unveiled In Germany & Well, It Isn’t Pretty

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Berlin, Germany – It’s typically an honor to have a wax figure yourself created for Madame Tussauds — but not in the case Nicki Minaj. The Black Barbie’s iteration was recently unveiled at Madame Tussauds Berlin location and clearly fails to capture Nicki’s facial features.

Naturally, Nicki’s fans are enraged and accuse the creator “whitewashing” the multiplatinum-selling rapper. Tweet after tweet insists the statue looks nothing like her. 

This isn’t the first time fans have been outraged over a wax figure. In 2017, a wax figure Beyoncé was erected at Madame Tussauds New York and fans once again criticized the creation for being “too white.” Subsequently, the statue was moved shortly after its reveal due to “the styling and lighting her figure.” A few days later, the statue was back up after some adjustments.

Another Nicki statue, which is housed at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, was also the subject controversy in 2015. Fans were ten taking inappropriate photos with the statue, requiring more security.

Madame Tussauds explained in a statement, “We have been made aware the inappropriate photograph that was taken at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, involving Nicki Minaj’s new wax figure.

“Madame Tussauds attractions are interactive, immersive experiences, and our visitors are generally respectful towards the wax figures. It is unfortunate that this visitor decided to behave so inappropriately and we apologize for any fense this has caused.”

The historic wax figure museum company might have some explaining to do for this latest Nicki figure, too. Check out some the reactions below.