The Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Berlin recently revealed their newest attraction. They’re calling it “Nicki Minaj” despite the fact that it looks more like a long lost Kardashian sister who was separated at birth and is now picking up day shifts stripping at Bucks Wild in Plano, Texas. You know how they say, you get the face you deserve? I know Nicki Minaj has done some questionable things in the past, but does she deserve this one? Hard to say because we don’t know a thing about the woman whose face is on the Berlin Nicki Minaj. JFK once erroneously said “ich bin ein berliner,” but in the case of The Berlin Nicki Minaj, it might as well actually be a jelly doughnut.
Like Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Daenerys Targaryen, before her, Nicki is now among an elite band of women who, like Icarus, flew too close to the sun, and had their faces melted beyond recognition. Here’s The Berlin Nicki Minaj.
Madame Tussauds have unveiled their new Nicki Minaj wax figure in Berlin, Germany. pic.twitter.com/zTCzbwBLDf
— The Pop Hub (@ThePopHub) January 7, 2020
According to Complex:
On Tuesday, the chain’s Berlin location unveiled a new figure of Nicki Minaj, and while the museum outfitted it in clothes from Minaj’s 2014 “Anaconda” video, the depiction bears little resemblance to the rapper. Many on Twitter were quick to point this out.
The funny thing is (besides the fact that the Berlin Nicki has a better wig game than the real Nicki), The Berlin Nicki is actually the Las Vegas Nicki. Created in 2015, The Las Vegas Madame Trussauds Nicki was recently transferred to its new home in Berlin. Turns out Nicki has already seen this work of art, and she approves. Here’s her reaction to seeing it when it was first unveiled.
In fact, MT’s Nicki created a different kind of stir when it was first revealed 5 years ago. MT had to add extra security because people kept taking lewd photos and trying to tap that ass (via NBC):
A wax figure of rapper Nicki Minaj at a Las Vegas museum is getting more security to keep away inappropriate visitors.
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas said in a statement Friday that employees will closely monitor the figure after images of visitors in sexual poses with the statue began appearing on social media.
The set around the statue will also undergo a redesign so similar pictures can’t be taken.
And this is why Nicki should never be proud they picked this pose for her wax museum statue pic.twitter.com/m5TCKFoEIw
— Holla Berry (@CodyDominic_) August 18, 2015
Now see, this is why we can’t have nice things. This is also why we can’t have things in general.
Statement regarding Nicki Minaj’s Madame Tussauds wax figure pic.twitter.com/tnnyZL0BNX
— Madame Tussauds LV (@TussaudsVegas) August 18, 2015
It’s unknown whether or not the Berlin outpost will take similar precautions.
Pic: Madame Tussauds via Instagram