Nicki Minaj has always looked a little bit like a Barbie doll, which probably made Mattell’s job pretty easy. The toy company and the “Super Bass” singer have teamed up to create a one-of-a kind Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll that they will auctioned off for charity.
The Charity Buzz auction started today and will conclude on December 19th. The starting bid for the Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll is $1000. The Charity Buzz auction reads:
“Hey dolls, it’s finally happened! Your fave Harajuku Barbie has collaborated with her doll idol and the result is FAB! Nicki Minaj has recently been named Billboard’s Rising Star of the Year but now the rapper, singer and songwriter is larger than life as an over-the-top 11 ½” fashion doll.”
Proceeds from the auction will go to Project Angel Food, a nonprofit organization that provides meals to people affected by HIV/AIDS.
Mattell spokesperson Stefani Yocky told the New York Daily News:
“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.”
The New York Daily News reports that the Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll isn’t the first celebrity doll Mattell has auctioned off for charity. Carol Channing, Rachel Zoe and Janet Jackson have all had miniature versions of themselves go up for auction.
Would you want to own the Nicki Minaj Barbie Doll? What other celebrities should get the Mattell treatment?