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People Keep Trying to Hump Nicki Minaj's Wax Figure

It would be funny if it weren't so disturbing.

"Friends don't let friends hump wax figures" are words that Madame Tussauds may want to hang up near their newest attraction. On August 4th, the world-renowed wax museum in Las Vegas revealed its latest addition: Nicki Minaj. The wax figure is modeled after a scene from the iconic "Anaconda" music video: Minaj's likeness is adorned in a bikini top made of golden chains, and she's rocking the same sleek ponytail we saw in the original video.

She's also on all fours.

It hasn't been on display for very long, but that hasn't stopped visitors from getting way too frisky in their souvenir photos. What is it about wax figures and cardboard cutouts of women that inspire men the world over to mime various sex acts for selfies? Some people have no respect. 

Posts range from this: 


To this:


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Funnily enough, Azealia Banks knew this would happen, and took to Twitter last week to share her concern (and disgust).

Was Madame Tussauds throwing shade by placing Wax-Nicki in such a provocative pose? Nicki's had a long career, after all, and there are tons of other recognizable looks they could have chosen that would probably have resulted in less, well, humping.

Nicki seems fine with it, though, and although she wasn't in town for the big reveal, she took to Insta to share her excitement to one day see her wax double in person.

I love it and I can't wait to see it 😍

A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

The museum also posted a statement on Twitter yesterday, apologizing for the inappropriate photos that have been appearing online.

Still, in an industry where it's hard enough for women to gain the respect they deserve (especially if they dare to talk about sex), you can't help but wonder if Madam Tussauds should have known better.

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