Azealia Banks
Azealia Banks not impressed with Nicki Minaj waxwork

Azealia Banks has blasted Madame Tussauds after the Las Vegas attraction unveiled a waxwork of rapper Nicki Minaj on all fours.

Earlier in August, the Young Money rapper became the latest celebrity to be immortalised at the famous museum. The waxwork, which takes inspiration from the video of Minaj's controversial hit Anaconda, was even flanked by real-life dancers when it was unveiled.

It seemed the designer had attempted to channel the 32-year-old singer's sauciness by having her figure on all fours and scantily clad.

In a series of messages posted on social media, the 212 star suggested the new figure had racist undertones and accused curators of trying to show her fellow hip hop star in a bad light.

"Wow, they finally give nicki minaj a wax figure and it's a statue of her bent over on all fours...... White people yo" she told her 563K Twitter followers. "As much as that woman has accomplished, they had to put her on all fours... Why not standing up with a mic in her hand ???"

She went on to point out that "Martha Stewart's most iconic moment was when she went to jail but they didn't put her wax figure in a jail uniform... Come on y'all..."

"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."

And some fans agreed that the figure was designed to represent submission and deference.

While Banks was busy fighting Minaj's corner, the alleged victim of the injustice could not have been happier. Sharing pictures from the new addition on 4 August, Minaj revealed how surprised she was that she had been immortalised in wax.

Taking to Instagram, she posted: "YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WTF?!?!?!?!??!?? Had no idea they were really doing this. I would've went to Vegas for this. #HappyBirthdayAnaconda".