Aaliyah's Estate Issues Statement After Fans Disrespect Her Wax Figure
By Peyton Blakemore
August 27, 2019
Aaliyah's estate is not too happy with some of the late singer's fans.
On Monday (August 26), the estate released a statement on Twitter asking fans to respect Aaliyah's newly erected Madame Tussauds wax figure after some visitors decided to disrespect the statue.
"We ask kindly that anyone visiting the Aaliyah wax figure @TussaudsVegas please treat it with respect, this has been a lot of years of hard work by her fans petitioning and her family’s @RAD_6 support ! Below is inappropriate and unacceptable #TeamAaliyah," read the statement that was shared alongside two photos showing a woman applying lipgloss to Aaliyah's wax figure.
We ask kindly that anyone visiting the Aaliyah wax figure @TussaudsVegas please treat it with respect, this has been a lot of years of hard work by her fans petitioning and her family’s @RAD_6 support ! Below is inappropriate and unacceptable #TeamAaliyah pic.twitter.com/QBcsHNdkfB— Aaliyah (@AaliyahHaughton) August 26, 2019
Last week, Madame Tussauds unveiled the late R&B superstar's wax figure at their Las Vegas location. On hand to present the highly-anticipated statue was Aaliyah's brother Rashad Haughton.
The wax figure pays tribute to the late singer's 2000 "Try Again" music video as it's clothed in Aaliyah's often duplicated metallic bra, belt, and chocker set, as well as her signature leather pants.
"It was clear right away it would be the 'Try Again' look for our Aaliyah figure," Madame Tussauds Las Vegas' Studio Manager Adam Morey told Vibe in a statement. "The look has the sexy, edgy, timeless vibe we try to imbue in the Las Vegas attraction within all our creative choices. Mining popular culture as only Madame Tussauds can, our desire to honor Aaliyah and the look in this way was only confirmed as we see today’s Hollywood stars like KeKe Palmer, Kim Kardashian, Zendaya, also paying homage by recreating their own favorite moments of the Princess of R&B."
Aaliyah passed away in 2001. The 22-year-old singer and eight others were killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas.
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