Wax figure experts Madame Tussauds can truly be hit or miss. On one hand, they can make Beyoncé look like a complete white woman or create her into the spitting image of her BeyChella “Homecoming” performance.
But their most recent crack at Nicki Minaj shows that when it comes to Black women, they back on their ish. Here’s what the folks at the Berlin, Germany museum came up with:
Disrespectful. Yes, perhaps the bone structure and sort of face favor the retired rapper and wife, but hands down, she still looks like an entire white woman, which is completely unacceptable. Nicki is Black. Where is her melanin?
Of course, when nonsense like this hits the Internet, folks will always react, and while this Twitter user @Shimakins predicted a backlash, thankfully for us she didn’t have to wait too long.
This Black Twitter dragging was quick but definitely not painless. Take a look:
Nicki Minaj’s New Madame Tussauds Wax Figure Is Well…Truly Unfortunate [PHOTOS] was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
No they didn't 🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/6HfzsEBYz4— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) January 7, 2020
Madame Tussauds unveils a Nicki Minaj wax figure in Berlin, Germany (they know damn well that this doesn’t look like Nicki) ✨👑 pic.twitter.com/dQCp00MoH2— ONIKA FORCE (@OnikaForce) January 7, 2020
i think she's about to pull-up... pic.twitter.com/NXTRbB8eI4— ✊🏿It's STILL Breonna Taylor for me✊🏿 (@Glamuary) January 7, 2020
Listen, I’m not even die hard Nicki Minaj fan but she can RAP & ppl don’t give her talent the credit it deserves. That wax figure Madame Tussaud’s put out…that’s not Onika Maraj. I’m so sorry. Does google not exist? They looked at that mess & said “yh, we got it”. No, you don’t. pic.twitter.com/VtQmLYgy0D— Zu (@bookofzu) January 7, 2020