Copying anyone’s likeness is a hard task to undertake and, sometimes, it’s going to be hit and miss. On the subject of Madame Tussauds’s wax sculpture of “Megatron” rapper Nicki Minaj, the consensus is more on the “miss” side.
After unveiling the statue in Berlin on Tuesday, fans online who saw the wax figure felt that it did not look like Nicki Minaj at all. News website Yahoo News reported that the fans voiced their opinions on the wax figure through Twitter, where there was already a hilarious barrage of tweets.
One fan said the experience of seeing the wax figure and then seeing Nicki Minaj’s actual appearance on her 2014 music video, “Anaconda,” which was referenced in the statue, was similar to “when you buy a generic instead of a name brand.”
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Others felt the need to give other examples of statues of celebrities not quite looking like them. One user posted that the Nicki Minaj statue made them think about a Cristiano Ronaldo statue, which also did not look like him. Instead, it was mildly horrifying.
Even though it became the butt-end of so many jokes so fast, the hip hop artist still loved the statue, showing it some love over on Instagram where she posted a video of it with the caption:
"YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WTF?!?!?!?!??!?? Had no idea they were really doing this."
Minaj’s response was very supportive, and though it might not have looked a hundred percent like her, Minaj appreciated the statue nonetheless.
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In May 2019, Madame Tussauds’ statue of Ariana Grande also endured a similar bout of online mockery. People commented that instead of the pop star herself, the statue looked like Frankie Grande, Ariana Grande’s older brother, if he had a wig on. The statue was based off of “Classic Ari,” with her iconic ponytail, knee-high boots, and baggy sweatshirt.