Sources have told multiple news outlets that complaints about the racy waxwork, which depicts Minaj on all fours, prompted museum chiefs to get rid of the still-life doppelganger, but Madame Tussauds officials insist the model is too popular for them to consider taking the display away.

Spokesman Cole Kouvaris tells, "Nicki Minaj's wax figure has not been removed from Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. The set has merely been adjusted."

Staff at the museum were forced to increase security around the statue last month (Aug15) after a fan took an inappropriate snap with the Minaj waxwork.

At the time a statement read: "We are taking immediate steps to ensure more staff are present in this area and that the set around this particular figure is redesigned so that a picture like this cannot be taken again."