Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll by Mattel to be Auctioned for Charity

With Nicki Minaj being the self-proclaimed “Harajuku Barbie,” and affectionately deeming her fans “Barbz” and “Ken” dolls, I knew it was only a matter of time before Mattel reached out for a formal relationship with the mega pop star.

On Wednesday, December 7, the one-of-a-kind Nicki Minaj Barbie doll will be showcased at Divine Design’s five-day event and gala at the Beverly Hilton in LA and available for auction at  Bids will start at $1,000 and will be received through December 19th.  The Nicki doll includes “every signature detail, right down to the tattoo on Nicki’s left arm.”  Proceeds of the auction will benefit the Project Angel Food Organization, a charity that provides food for people afflicted with HIV and AIDS.

A Mattel spokesperson released a statement on why the collaboration makes sense:  “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. 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.”

Nicki Minaj in vintage Barbie jacket after Grammy Nominations

Other African-American celebs who have had custom Barbie dolls made by Mattel in their likeness include Janet Jackson, Brandy Norwood, Diana Ross, Beyonce Knowles, and Halle Berry.

Diana Ross Barbie by Bob Mackie

Janet Jackson Barbie

Halle Berry “Die Another Day” Barbie

Photo Credits: Twitter; Getty Images; Barbie Collector

8 Responses to Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll by Mattel to be Auctioned for Charity

  1. Glamamom says:

    Can you imagine having a Barbie made after you? DIE.

  2. tami says:

    I just passed out!

  3. OMG!!!!! *faint* I WISH I could get it. I bet you do too!! :)

  4. MItch says:

    I want the Diana Ross!
    What do you expect, I’m gay after all!

  5. eboni says:

    Of all the celeb Barbies, this is my least favorite. But it is nice to see Nicki getting some shine!

  6. I have the Brandy doll. I used to be a HUGE Brandy fan back in her “I wanna be down” days and got the doll as a gift. It’s still in the box on my dresser. LOL.

    I knew it was only a matter of time before they reached out to her as well. It’s so dope!

  7. Awwh, I’m not a Nicki hardcore fan, but I am proud to see her gain so much success outside of the hip hop world. Her team is working hard for her.

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