Don't worry hip hop preservationists, some of our music is still on wax.
Madame Tussauds unveiled their first-ever figure of Nicki Minaj Tuesday, at the Las Vegas location.
The multi-platinum, multi award-winning artists was in demand among visitors, and the famed exhibition responded with a "provocative" statue that has her on hands and knees in a scene pulled from "Anaconda."
"Guests have been consistently asking us to make her figure. As her music continues to grow in popularity, so does her larger-than-life persona and we wanted to capture that essence by creating the type of Madame Tussauds figure guests will find only in a city like Las Vegas," said Madame Tussauds Las Vegas marketing manager, Cole Kouvaris.
More than 20 artists hand-sculpted the figure from over 300 "precise body measurements," first in clay and then covering it in a plaster cast before the wax was poured and cooled. Hairs on the head and face were inserted individually, also by hand, and acrylic eyes, teeth and layers of paints were applied to "achieve her astonishingly lifelike figure and her now famous pose."
For the unveiling, the "ambience" of the video was recreated –– the jungle backdrop, back-up dancers and special effects, and an Instagram photo contest for a "Nicki Minaj goodie bag," was launched (running until August 30), calling for guests pose on the set and posts pics to Instagram with the tag #mtnickiselfie.
The figure will be on permanent display inside the Music Room.
Sam Smith is set to get a figure next, at the San Francisco location.
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