The crushing inevitability of putting a statue like this in a visitor attraction – we just can’t be trusted to behave normally
Earlier this month, the Las Vegas branch of Madame Tussauds made a waxwork of Nicki Minaj. Perhaps unwisely – and possibly unfairly – they decided to put her on all fours, instead of rapping with a microphone in her hand, doing what she does best. The artwork is intended to be a homage to the rapper’s pose in her "Anaconda" video.
Sadly, the inevitable has happened and, as pointed out by Complex, visitors to Madame Tussauds are posing for photographs pretending to have sex with her (see above). FFS.
One guy is really "up for it", grabbing the doll’s hair, holding her waist and pretending to have sex with her from behind. Another man licks her face, while another hugs her butt. Jokes they may be, but lame and weird they almost definitely are. Minaj has definitely seen the funny side of some of the images, reposting ones she likes to her Instagram page.
Madame Tussauds has issued a statement since these photos have done the rounds online. It states the intention to have more staff manning the room with this statue to prevent this happening again. The company actually has to hire extra staff to prevent visitors simulating sex with one of the waxworks.
When the waxwork was revealed, Nicki Minaj didn’t appear to have too much of a problem with it, but some think Madame Tussauds has enabled and invited this. Azealia Banks was quick to call out the company’s choice to put the rapper on all fours.
Wow, they finally give nicki minaj a wax figure and it's a statue of her bent over on all fours...... White people yo....— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) August 12, 2015
As much as that woman has accomplished, they had to put her on all fours... Why not standing up with a mic in her hand ???— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) August 12, 2015
Banks went on to tweet that if it was her wax figure she'd ask for another one to be made. This is bound to be one of the obstacles of making a waxwork of a real-life person, but if you take another look at it – when have you ever seen Nicki Minaj looking that fragile?