Azealia Banks Calls Nicki Minaj’s Wax Figure “Underhanded Shade”

“Why not standing up with a mic in her hand?”

August 14, 2015

Madame Tussauds recently paid tribute to Nicki Minaj by unveiling a wax figure of the star. The figure was based on her famous "Anaconda" video, and it shows the rapper/singer posed on all fours.

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Azealia Banks shared her thoughts on the figure via Twitter this week, suggesting that presenting Minaj in this manner was insulting. "As much as that woman has accomplished, they to put her on all fours," Banks wrote. "Why not standing up with a mic in her hand?" "That's such underhanded shade," she continued. "All ppl are gonna do is go up to that statue and take pictures shoving their crotch in her face and putting their crotch on her butt."

At the end of her series of tweets though, Banks allowed that there was room for disagreement. "I don't feel good about that," she noted. "But if u like it I love it."

Judging from Nicki's Instagram, she does indeed love it. She's Instagrammed about her wax figure several times, praising its verisimilitude and calling it "so iconic." Check out her Instagrams below, and revisit Nicki's FADER cover story.

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