Madame Tussauds has released a statement in which it promises to increase the security around Nicki Minaj’s waxwork.
A wax statue of Nicki Minaj in Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas has been the subject of controversy since it was put in pride of place in the visitor attraction in July. Whilst some have commented on the inappropriate position of Minaj’s statue (on all fours), further problems have arisen as some visitors have been posing in inappropriate and highly sexualised ways with the waxwork. Madame Tussauds has announced it is increasing security around the statue in order to prevent other inappropriate photographs being taken by visitors.
Nicki Minaj's wax statue in Madame Tussaud's, Las Vegas.
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Fans have been flocking to the 'Anaconda'-themed model to take sexually suggestive selfies since it was unveiled earlier in August.
Madame Tussauds has been forced to increase security monitoring of its waxwork of pop star Nicki Minaj, following a number of visitors taking photos of themselves in suggestive poses with the display and posting them online over the last few weeks.
The waxwork, of Minaj on all fours with her butt in the air as a tribute to her ‘Anaconda’ video, was unveiled in Las Vegas last month. However, some people have been taking it upon themselves to take snaps of themselves posing with the model, including some in sexually provocative positions.
Nicki Minaj's waxwork in Madame Tussauds, Las Vegas
Kim Kardashian wax figure - Madame Tussauds London today revealed the very first 'selfie taking' wax figure of the Queen of the craze herself, Kim Kardashian, dressed in one of her all-time favourite gowns, recreated in fine detail by Balmain Paris. Looking stunning, she wears the intricately embellished Balmain minidress - designed by Olivier Rousteing - that she made famous at her bachelorette party. Kim's likeness is portrayed in ultimate selfie pose - arm extended and mobile phone poised to capture that perfect picture. Guests were delighted to slide up beside her and strike their own poses this morning, pressing the button on the figure's mobile to capture their very own selfie with Kim. And thanks to an ever changing backdrop they all got a very different selfie moment - from apparently bumping into the star in front of the Eiffel Tower to hanging out at the local caravan park! "When we were thinking about how we should portray Kim here at Madame Tussauds London, it quickly became obvious it HAD to be taking a selfie," commented Nicole Fenner, PR Manager at the world famous attraction. "But we wanted to make it really special and create a set where guests can take a picture that will look as if they have just bumped into Kim in any number of locations. We are also paying a bit of a tribute to Kim's own '3 image rule', which dictates you should never take more than three images in the same location. A constantly changing backdrop ensures guests don't fall foul of that rule with hundreds of different selfie scenes to give people lots of picture perfect experiences," Nicole continued. The figure shows Kim at her flawless best with long hair parted in the centre, gently waved and showing off her famous curves to full effect in her show stopping jewelled batcherlorette party dress, kindly recreated bead-by-bead by Balmain Paris. The dress features thousands of individual beads and is inspired by the Faberge egg Richard Burton bought for Elizabeth Taylor. W at Madame Tussauds - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 9th July 2015
Miley Cyrus waxwork - Fans of provocative singer, songwriter and social media force, Miley Cyrus, had plenty to Instagram last night as Madame Tussauds London launched a brand new wax figure of the star, in spectacular show-stopping style. Plus over the Easter holidays, fans can grab a selfie stick for a perfect #tonguefie with the superstar - measuring up to Miley in the 'tongue' stakes with special tongue rulers for a chance to WIN a prize*. From today, guests can visit Miley's likeness as she sits seemingly just about to whizz down a neon-pink, tongue-shaped slide, created in homage to her recent sell-out The Bangerz Tour. The flamboyant slide ensures the superstar songstress is well and truly in the spotlight in the world famous attraction's Music area. Miley's figure rocks a typically cheeky look with cropped blonde hair and a bejewelled red and white checked outfit, adorned with look-at-me feather-embellished jacket. Her hands are aloft in performance-ready pose and the figure of course bears her most famous expression - the trademark tongue-out smile. Fans joined Miley Cyrus' figure on stage and were quick to give the wax likeness their 'smiler' seal of approval. Megan Whiteside, aged 16, from Horsham commented: "I was so shocked to see her, she is so beautiful and really lifelike. It really does her justice!" Nicole Fenner, PR Manager at Madame Tussauds London, added: "Miley Cyrus' stage shows are cheeky, wild and fun, and we wanted to bring a 'taste' of this into the Madame Tussauds London for her fans over Easter - with a giant tongue slide for her to sit on! The feel of Miley's set is inspired by her sell-out The Bangerz Tour and we've created her with that trademark sticking out tongue - we're sure our guests will have a ball with her over Easter". Miley's figure joins other female superstars such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Madonna in Madame Tussauds London's Music area. Find out more about the full line up at Madame Tussauds Lond at Madame Tussauds - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 17th March 2015
Britney Spears' waxwork was unveiled in New York this week. She wears the plunging silver dress the singer wore to the 2008 MTV VMA's.
Britney Spears' waxwork was officially unveiled in New York on Tuesday (March 26, 2013), the same day that Harry Potter actress Emma Watson saw her replica revealed in London. For us, it appears Britney's is the more authentic looking of the two waxworks, though both appear a little off in places. The figure wears her hair in a curly blonde style and dons the silver dress that Britney wore to the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.
It was one of the singer's most successful years, picking up three awards and marking the true beginning of her comeback after a rough couple of years. She performed 'Piece of Me' to close the ceremony and won back the bulk of her fans. This is the second Britney Spears waxwork made by Madame Tussauds and joins the 2003 creation that showed the singer upside down on a pole, wearing a green outfit similar to the one she wore during her 'I'm A Slave 4 U' performance at the 2001 MTV VMAs.
Britney did not attend the grand unveiling, though is probably busy spending time with her new boyfriend Dave Lucado, a regular guy who works for a lawyer's firm. According to People, the couple were spotted enjoying dinner at Meatball Spot at Town Square in Las Vegas on Saturday (March 23, 2013), before jetting back to Malibu, California, to catch some rays.