Nicki Minaj Fans Slam Madame Tussauds Wax Figure But Rapper Actually Loved it When it Debuted Years Ago

Madame Tussauds Berlin unveiled a wax figure inspired by rap superstar Nicki Minaj on Tuesday.

Nicki Minaj Fans Weren't Impressed with Madame Tussauds Wax Figure
The new Nicki Minaj wax figure gets unveiled at Madame Tussauds Berlin on January 7, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Tristar Media/Getty Images

The figure isn't the first time the famous wax museum has immortalized Minaj. The Queen rapper was first featured in an exhibit at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas back in 2015.

In fact, the statue now included in the Berlin location's collection isn't a new wax figure at all—the Las Vegas figure has just been relocated. The museum often rotates wax figures throughout it's more than 20 locations across the globe.

Fans may not have been pleased with the re-introduced figure at Madame Tussauds Berlin, but back when the statue was first released, people seemed to be thrilled by it—including Minaj.

She shared her excitement over it on Instagram after it was unveiled in August 2015.

"YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WTF?!?!?!?!??!?? Had no idea they were really doing this," Minaj wrote in an Instagram video post of the figure along with dozens of heart-eyes emojis. "I would've went to Vegas for this. #HappyBirthdayAnaconda Madam [sic] Tussauds Wax Figure—whoever did this [emojis]."

Tussauds' figure is modeled after one of Minaj's many looks from the music video for her 2014 smash hit 'Anaconda.' The wax statue wears a gold-chain bustier and black spanks with hair pulled back in a long ponytail.

This isn't the first time Minaj's wax figure has generated headlines. Shortly after its Las Vegas debut, fans took to posing explicitly next to the statue, leading Madame Tussauds to announce they would increase security near the exhibit and redesign it in order to prevent visitors from taking lewd photos.

Upon the figure's unveiling in Berlin, some of Minaj's adoring fans said the wax figure looked nothing like the New York rapper. Hundreds of people took to social media to share their opinions of the sculpture, with many claiming it looked more like a woman of Asian or Spanish decent as opposed to Minaj, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago.

"When did @NICKIMINAJ turn into #Pocahontas? Who created this thing, Helen Keller? She's so much prettier than this. They ever [sic] get these things right. Maybe it's time to stop the whole wax figure thing," one person on Twitter wrote.

When did @NICKIMINAJ turn into #Pocahontas ? Who created this thing, Helen Keller? She’s so much prettier than this. They ever get these things right. Maybe it’s time to stop the whole wax figure thing? https://t.co/UyMFqFeowO

— dina stavola (@dinastavola) January 7, 2020

Some thought the wax figure looked more like other notable people compared to Minaj.

"Girl that's Selena Quintanilla," one user wrote on Twitter.

Girl thats Selena Quintanilla pic.twitter.com/XZ44u3e89J

— Third Ward Trill 🔥🐝 (@thirdwardcreole) January 7, 2020

"Why does the new @NICKIMINAJ wax figure look like a younger Rosario from @WillAndGrace," another Twitter user wrote.

Why does the new @NICKIMINAJ wax figure look like a younger Rosario from @WillAndGrace 🤦🏻‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/8ZwJcOorue

— Erin Austin (@erinaustin) January 8, 2020

Madame Tussauds did not respond to Newsweek's request for comment at time of publication.

See a few more reactions to Berlin's Minaj wax figure below.

Who's dad is this? Because it's definitely not Nicki . Can we please stop with these wax figures because y'all never get it right and they always look a mess

— Jenaya (@jenaya_aweman) January 7, 2020

Nicki Minaj wax figure looks like Jurnee Smollett

— noTORIous 😝 (@torichantalxx) January 8, 2020

That's not Nicki Minaj that's Miki Minach.https://t.co/5C1Ar6Ypqn https://t.co/0cEV0MKcDn

— Complex (@Complex) January 7, 2020

somebody said- the nicki minaj wax figure...look like a Mexican stripper from Houston pic.twitter.com/osTLnxdrNl

— Big Chief Honeypot.✭ (@All_Cake88) January 7, 2020

that Nicki Minaj wax figure pic.twitter.com/s767TPN41Y

— MC ⁷ (@armybarbtiny) January 7, 2020

Why Madame Tussauds got Nicki Minaj looking like Joe Biden? pic.twitter.com/u6qarFS4kx

— Morbidly HoeBeast (@yourditarrie) January 8, 2020

The Madame Tussaud’s wax figure of Nicki Minaj looks more like Amy from Waterloo road, try and change my mind pic.twitter.com/hUbGa91tKK

— 𝑀𝒶𝓇𝒾 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@MariRoberts98) January 8, 2020

Hard to believe that this is the wax figure that was in Vegas in November 2017. Who gave her a facelift!? #NickiMinaj #madametussauds pic.twitter.com/zsNFLJfuq5

— Marky Mark (@themarkmeza) January 8, 2020