Nicki Minaj Has a Wax Statue and Nobody’s Happy About It…Except Her

Madame Tussauds is a wax museum with a main location in London and other locations in major cities elsewhere. It’s an institution that dates back to the mid 19th century, specializing in wax replicas of countless celebrities and pop culture characters.

But every once in a while, a Tussauds figure comes around that lives somewhere in the “No Thank You” region of the Uncanny Valley. For instance, twitter recently found out about their Nicki Minaj wannabe doppelganger, and they are not happy.

You know there’s something wrong right away, even if you can’t put your finger on it.

Because… hmmm….

Yeah, what’s going on here??

It quickly started getting ranked among similar sculpture missteps.

Because if Twitter is good at anything, it’s being judgey AF…

And there were a lot of takes on not just the look, but the pose itself.

Even Trevor Noah got in on the conversation:

But in all the hubbub, a couple of important details got lost…

1) The figure isn’t new, it’s been up for more than 4 years

2) Nicki has seen it, and apparently loved it

Hey internet… catch up!

What do you think? Not a really good representation of Nicki? Could they have done better? Or did they nail it?

Oh… and would you pay to see it in person?

Let us know in the comments!

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An Artist Reimagined Iconic Grammy Stars as Pokémon Trainers

The Grammys sure stirred up a lot of fashion talk this year. Buzzfeed recently reported on one artist who made a pretty big splash with their take on the style choices of industry icons, and Pokemon nerds everywhere are ecstatic.

A now infamous grid of red carpet pics started making its way around the internet, with most hot takes drawing comparisons to some sort of Suicide Squad-style lineup of comic book baddies.

But some saw more of a video game influence in the personas.

Enter Indonesian artist Ray Pratiwi, or @refrainbow as they’re known on twitter.

Ray’s imagination was sparked by the Pokemon chatter, and they decided to adapt the vibes of the performers into the franchise’s specific art style – which Ray says is not too different from their own. Twitter was in love.

How would categorize other celebrities in the Pokemon universe?

Let us know in the comments.

 

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10 Interesting Facts About Music History

I’ve been into music since I was a little kid and I feel like I grew up on the good stuff. From my parents, it was mostly oldies: the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Everly Brothers, Sam Cooke.

And then my older brother got me into punk and metal: the Ramones, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, and all other kinds of bands that warped my young brain. Thanks to all of them for that music education!

Music is the soundtrack to our lives, so turn it up!

Let’s dive into some interesting facts about music and music history!

1. That makes sense.

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2. Time well spent by the FBI…

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3. They were trailblazers.

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4. This is awesome.

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5. The cut up technique.

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6. Only one take.

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7. One of the last photos of a legend.

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8. The cops are here!

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9. A happy accident.

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10. A song with meaning.

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Those are some interesting facts about music history right there!

Who are some of your favorite bands of all time? How about current favorite bands?

Tell us in the comments!

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10 Interesting Facts About Music History

I’ve been into music since I was a little kid and I feel like I grew up on the good stuff. From my parents, it was mostly oldies: the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Everly Brothers, Sam Cooke.

And then my older brother got me into punk and metal: the Ramones, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, and all other kinds of bands that warped my young brain. Thanks to all of them for that music education!

Music is the soundtrack to our lives, so turn it up!

Let’s dive into some interesting facts about music and music history!

1. That makes sense.

Photo Credit: did you know?

Source

2. Time well spent by the FBI…

Photo Credit: did you know?

Source 1 Source 2

3. They were trailblazers.

Photo Credit: did you know?

Source 1 Source 2

4. This is awesome.

Photo Credit: did you know?

Source 1 Source 2 Source 3

5. The cut up technique.

Photo Credit: did you know?

Source 1 Source 2

6. Only one take.

Photo Credit: did you know?

Source 1 Source 2

7. One of the last photos of a legend.

Photo Credit: did you know?

Source 1 Source 2

8. The cops are here!

Photo Credit: did you know?

Source

9. A happy accident.

Photo Credit: did you know?

Source 1 Source 2

10. A song with meaning.

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Source

Those are some interesting facts about music history right there!

Who are some of your favorite bands of all time? How about current favorite bands?

Tell us in the comments!

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The 2000 hit “Who Let The…

The 2000 hit “Who Let The Dogs Out” by the Baha Men was a cover of a ’98 song “Doggies” by Anslem Douglas, which was informed by a ’94 techno hit by Twenty Fingers, which was taken from a ’92 hit by Miami Boom, which likely was inspired by a ’86 TX highschool football chant.

Carl Sagan’s team wanted to include…

Carl Sagan’s team wanted to include the Beatles song “Here Comes the Sun” on the Voyager Golden Records (discs containing greetings in 60 languages, music and sounds from Earth aboard both Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977), but the record company EMI, which held the copyrights, declined.