Guys, Stop Humping The Nicki Minaj Wax Figure
Two visitors demonstrate the appropriate way to take a picture with Nick Minaj's wax figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas (via Madame Tussauds Las Vegas/Facebook)
Security is being stepped up at Madame Tussauds since people can't resist the urge to defile the Nicki Minaj wax figure.
On Wednesday the Las Vegas museum issued a statement saying they would be more vigilant around the Minaj figure, which is modeled in a racy pose from her music video for "Anaconda." The figure was unveiled earlier this month, and though the rapper was not in attendance for the ceremony, she approved of it, writing on Instagram, "I love it and I can't wait to see it."
"We have been made aware of the inappropriate photograph taken at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, involving Nicki Minaj's wax figure," read the statement. "We are taking immediate steps to ensure more staff are present in this area and that the set around this particular figure so that a picture like this cannot be taken again."
Statement regarding Nicki Minaj’s Madame Tussauds wax figure pic.twitter.com/tnnyZL0BNX— Madame Tussauds LV (@TussaudsVegas) August 18, 2015
Although they did not say which "inappropriate photograph" it was that sparked the response, the one that seems to have garnered the most attention was this one, showing a visitor straddling the faux-Minaj from behind.
Madame Tussaud's didn't expect this though? 😒 pic.twitter.com/uCf5OIyB6W— john (@chamonille) August 18, 2015
Other "inappropriate" photographs have also made the rounds, including a few that Minaj posted to her own Instagram:
Who could've seen this coming?! Why, Azealia Banks, of course:
Wow, they finally give nicki minaj a wax figure and it's a statue of her bent over on all fours...... White people yo....— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) August 12, 2015
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 ???— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) August 12, 2015
All ppl 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— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) August 12, 2015
People, sadly, can't help themselves around racy art, no matter how highbrow it is.