This has got to be the best day of Nicki Minaj’s life. Why? Because the Pink Friday rapper has been immortalized as a genuine Barbie doll! Mattel produced a one-of-a-kind Nicki doll to be auctioned off next Wednesday at the Divine Design Gala in Los Angeles. The proceeds from the auction will go to Project Angel Food, which provides food to people suffering from HIV and AIDS. The toy would definitely make a pretty cool Christmas gift … except for the fact that bidding starts at $1000. Maybe next year, guys. Past plastic honorees include Carol Channing, Rachel Zoe and Janet Jackson.
Nicki posted a picture of the doll on her Twitter today, with the slightly un-Barbie caption “It’s BARBIE bbiiiiiiiirrrrrrch!!!!” The union between the toy maker and the pink-hued singer is a natural match, as Nicki has mucho Barbie bling in her expansive wardrobe repertoire and has given numerous shout-outs to the doll in her verses. Plus, have you SEEN her car!? “Barbie is obviously a pop culture icon,” Mattel spokeswoman Stefani Yocky told Billboard. “She’s been in the spotlight for over 50 years, and strikes that chord with girls of all ages in terms of being representative of the times. And Nicki is a big part of pop culture and also huge within the fashion industry, as well as a big Barbie fan.” No official word yet on whether or not the Nicki doll will be considered for mass production, but TMZ is reporting that it might be a reality, and that she’ll be joined in the doll house by Katy Perry, too!
Check out the gallery below for more celebs who’ve got the Barbie treatment.