Why does Nicki Minaj’s wax figure look like someone’s abuela on all fours?
If Nicki Minaj’s new wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Germany weren’t in this exact pose, nobody would have guessed that it showed the New York rap superstar. After enjoying a long career in music, Minaj has announced that she will be taking time to build a family with her husband Kenneth “Zoo” Petty. Preemptively telling her fans that she would be entering retirement, the rapper has already turned back on that claim, appearing on other artist’s records as a featured guest. She seems to still have an interest in pursuing a career in the business but, for the time being, she’s laying low and channeling her energy into her personal life. Perhaps her absence from the game caused some to forget what she even looks like because, well, Madame Tussauds in Germany just did her dirty with this one.
Unveiling a new wax sculpture of Nicki Minaj in one of their European locations, the world-famous tourism spot is getting clowned online for showing off a depiction of Nicki Minaj that looks nothing like the “Chun-Li” rapper. Aside from the arm tattoo, outfit, and pose, nothing about this points to it being Nicki Minaj. In fact, the face looks more like a bad Kourtney Kardashian…or even someone Hispanic.
After the reveal yesterday, Nicki’s devoted fan base “The Barbz” were up-in-arms over the wax version of Nicki. Photos circulated on social media, outlets reported on the backlash, and people were outraged about the likeness being nothing like Nicki. However, if the wax figure looks familiar, it’s because it was the same one that was unveiled at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas nearly four-and-a-half years ago.
According to TMZ, the wax figure landed in Berlin, Germany because the museums often exchange attractions to keep things fresh. So, Nicki’s wax “Anaconda” music video remake may have been new to Berlin, but it’s the same ol’ figure from Sin City. Additionally, when Nicki saw images of her double back in 2015, she hopped online to share her love and enthusiasm about the figure.
In August 2015, Nicki shared a video of her Madame Tussauds Las Vegas display on Instagram. “YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WTF?!?!?!?!??!?? Had no idea they were really doing this,” she wrote in the emoji-heavy caption. “😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 I would’ve went to Vegas for this. #HappyBirthdayAnaconda Madam Tussauds Wax Figure- whoever did this ❤️😍😘😘😍😘❤️❤️🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌.” People may not like it, but Nicki apparently loved it. Peep her original reaction along with many of the public’s reactions below. What do you guys think?
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
Who the fuck let Berlin make that wax figure of Nicki Minaj ?
Someone need to melt it … pic.twitter.com/ixoFyIKQv4
— JASS 😘 (@_jayemm97) January 8, 2020
somebody said- the nicki minaj wax figure…look like a Mexican stripper from Houston pic.twitter.com/osTLnxdrNl
— Got Chips and Eating Ruffles. (@All_Cake88) January 7, 2020
that Nicki Minaj wax figure pic.twitter.com/s767TPN41Y
— MC ⁷ (@armybarbtiny) January 7, 2020
The creator of Nicki Minaj wax figure at work. pic.twitter.com/UHcGm1pxUF
— Mareeesa (@MareeesaWhite) January 7, 2020
— Erin Austin (@erinaustin) January 8, 2020
— Marky Mark (@themarkmeza) January 8, 2020
When did @NICKIMINAJ turn into #Pocahontas ? Who created this thing, Helen Keller? She’s so much prettier than this. They ever get these things right. Maybe it’s time to stop the whole wax figure thing? https://t.co/UyMFqFeowO
— dina stavola (@dinastavola) January 7, 2020
The Nicki Minaj Wax Figure got me in tears pic.twitter.com/f8DbcQsvwh
— LAYLA (@QUEEN_SLAYLA) January 8, 2020
Peace and blessing family… This is. Wax figure supposely Nicki Minaj… Thats not her!!!!!!! She looks more like Vanessa Williams in the damn face…. I dont like this family… 😡😠😠😠 pic.twitter.com/VHHJ7SW944
— Ms Spiritual Bunny (@sn_snowbunny1) January 8, 2020
— Arctic Noodlez (@noodlez56) January 7, 2020