Nicki Minaj’s wax figure creates controversy, gets additional security
Less than two weeks after it was debuted by Madam Tussauds in Las Vegas, Nicki Minaj’s wax figure has been generating controversies after several people took suggestive pictures with it due to its provocative posture.
After, several suggestive pictures were taken including that of man a man imitating intercourse with the wax figure, Madam Tussauds issued a statement, promising to provide more security for the wax figure.
Statement regarding Nicki Minaj’s Madame Tussauds wax figure pic.twitter.com/tnnyZL0BNX
— Madame Tussauds LV (@TussaudsVegas) August 18, 2015
While the posture has been condemned by some artists for its provocative posture, Madam Tussauds is on the defensive.
She daid, “Nicki Minaj is an artist our visitors told us time and time again they wanted to see in the attraction, so we were thrilled to be able to add her figure to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. We made the decision to celebrate Minaj’s unforgettable pose inspired by the ‘Anaconda’ video because—thanks to her artistry and charisma—it resulted as one of the most iconic videos ever produced.
“The pose itself recreates an image Minaj published on her own social media channels as a teaser for the video. As with all people we immortalize in our attractions, her representatives were kept informed every step of the way during the figure-creation process and, once it was unveiled, Minaj herself repeatedly expressed her love of the figure on social media, calling the display ‘so iconic’ and indicating her desire to come see it in person. Since unveiling Minaj’s figure and the ‘Anaconda’-inspired experience earlier this month, our visitors have responded with overwhelming positivity, and it has since become one of the most popular additions in the attraction.”