Nicki Minaj’s Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds Is Bootyful [VIDEO]
Barbs will finally get to endlessly stare at Nicki Minaj's famed butt -- well, the wax version at least.
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas revealed a wax figure inspired by Minaj's "Anaconda" video on Tuesday morning (Aug. 4), to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the song's release.
Apparently the news was a surprise to the Young Money artist. "YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO did they rlly do this???!!!!!! Omgggggggg," Minaj wrote on Instagram along with a video of the unveiling. The Pinkprint creator promised to visit herself in wax form in September.
The look-alike -- which took six months to create -- includes a jungle backdrop similar to the music video. During the unveiling, "Anaconda" served as the soundtrack as several women (not made of wax) posed around the figure of Minaj.
According to the celebrity wax museum, Minaj's figure -- based on 300 body measurements -- was past due and has been in high demand by visitors. "Guests have been consistently asking us to make her figure. As her music continues to grow in popularity, so does her larger-than-life persona and we wanted to capture that essence by creating the type of Madame Tussauds figure guests will find only in a city like Las Vegas," said a marketing representative from Madame Tussauds Las Vegas.
Minaj isn't the only rapper being honored in wax this week. Kanye West will be the next MC to receive a figure in the London museum, alongside his wife Kim Kardashian.
The museum tweeted a photo of Yeezy with the words, "The greatest
living rockstar wax star on the planet," stylized the same way with "living rockstar" crossed out.
Earlier today (Aug. 5), the company revealed a sneak peak of the Kimye figure.
Check out the unveiling of Nicki Minaj's wax figure, her reaction tweets and a glimpse of the Kanye West and Kim Kardashian creation below.
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