Nicki Minaj Thanks Her Fans for Protecting Her Wax Figure
Nicki Minaj’s anaconda don’t want your rude selfies.
The rapper’s replica depicts her on her hands and knees, a pose from the “Anaconda” music video. And obviously people decided to act disgustingly, taking photos of themselves posing in sexual positions with the wax figure.
Madame Tussauds had to fix Minaj’s wax figure and increase security after visitors kept taking inappropriate pictures it. The museum quickly released a statement saying they would increase staff in the area to solve the problem.
We have been made aware of the inappropriate photograph that was taken at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, involving Nicki Minaj’s new wax figure. Madame Tussauds attractions are interactive, immersive experiences, and our visitors are generally respectful towards the wax figures. It is unfortunate that this visitor decided to behave so inappropriately and we apologise for any offence this has caused. We do have staff monitoring guest behaviour 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.
On Friday (Aug. 28, 2015), Madamme Tussauds revealed images of the new and improved display after a fan asked for confirmation of the barriers through “pics.”
— Madame Tussauds LV (@TussaudsVegas) August 28, 2015
Minaj has credited her many fans with helping to get the museum’s attention about how the figure was being exploited. She tweeted:
Like I’m off in my own lil world n yall on here gettin results like how r u so cute? 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) August 28, 2015