It’s finally happened. Nicki Minaj has her own Barbie doll. Mattel has immortalized the Pink Friday raptress in plastic with a limited edition doll.
Billboard reports that Mattel will auction off the one-of-a-kind creation at CharityBuzz.com starting on December 7. The doll, which borrows its look from Nicki’s Pink Friday album cover, will be on display at Divine Design’s five-day gala at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Bidders can take a shot at owning their very own Barbie until December 19, with bids starting at $1,000.
Janet Jackson, Carol Channing, and Rachel Zoe have all had one-of-a-kind Barbies auctioned off at the event. All proceeds will benefit Project Angel Food, providing food for those affected by HIV/AIDS.
“Barbie is obviously a pop culture icon. 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,” stated Barbie spokeswoman Stefani Yocky. “It’s really exciting for us that she’s been so generous to allow us to create this one-of-a-kind doll to support such an important cause.”
The “Super Bass” rapper, who is being honored with Billboard’s “Rising Star” award, is also working on expanding her Barbie empire. “With her team, we’re all working and in discussions on a fragrance deal,” said Mark Cheatham, a music agent at Creative Artists Agency. “We’re also in discussions with different apparel companies as well. We’re expecting that will make her a mainstream brand.”