Madame Tussauds has been forced to introduce extra security in order to protect their waxwork of Nicki Minaj from people posing for “inappropriate” pictures.
A statement was released by the Las Vegas tourist destination after a number of fans were pictured getting too close to the waxwork. The waxwork was revealed by Madame Tussauds earlier this month and is styled in a pose from her ‘Anaconda’ video.
In the statement, Madame Tussauds said that while they are keen for people to have an “interactive, immersive experience”, the waxworks must be “treated respectfully”. Describing the incidents as being “unfortunate”, the museum apologised for any offence caused.
Minaj hailed her waxwork as “iconic” after the new statue was unveiled in Las Vegas on August 4.
The figure is the first waxwork. “Had no idea they were really doing this,” the star said on Instagram upon hearing the news. “They had the dancers ready and everything… so iconic. Thank u,” she continued.
The ‘Anaconda’ video previously broke Vevo’s record for most views within the first 24 hours of release. The video received 19.6 million hits in the day following its release. It has since been watched 495 million times.
See Madame Tussauds statement and a number of the more inappropriate pictures below.
Statement regarding Nicki Minaj’s Madame Tussauds wax figure pic.twitter.com/tnnyZL0BNX
— Madame Tussauds LV (@TussaudsVegas) August 18, 2015
Madame Tussauds releases a statement regarding the inappropriate photos being taken w/ Nicki Minaj wax statue. pic.twitter.com/2y0Zp1HTAo
— Karen Civil ?? (@KarenCivil) August 19, 2015