Madame Tussauds recently unveiled a Nicki Minaj wax figure in a provocative pose, which had many people wondering, ‘why’? The pose, which was from the Anaconda video, now has museum attendees interacting with it in sexual ways. Tussauds, who is full to blame for this, released a statement about the statue:
“We have been made aware of the inappropriate photograph that was taken at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, involving Nicki Minaj’s new wax figure…It is unfortunate that this visitor decided to behave so inappropriately and we apologize for any offense this has caused. We do have staff monitoring guest behavior in the attraction and do our utmost to ensure our wax figures are treated respectfully, but on this occasion clearly one of our hosts was not present.”
Although Minaj seems to be ok with being an objectified wax figure, fellow rapperA zealia Banks criticized the figure: “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? All people are gonna do is go up to that statue and take pictures shoving their crotch in her face and putting their crotch on her butt.”
Banks believes the statue is another example of how white people see black artists.