Madame Tussauds Removes Kanye West’s Wax Figure From Public View

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Madame Tussauds Removes Kanye West’s Wax Figure From Public View

The museum chain confirmed that the wax model of the rapper, 45, who has changed his name to Ye, has been moved to an archive and out of the public display.

It comes after Adidas, Gap and Balenciaga ended their partnerships with Kanye and he dropped off the Forbes billionaire list after his controversial remarks – including claims that ‘slavery is a choice’.

Madame Tussauds London said every person ‘earns their place’ at the popular tourist attraction as they confirmed that Kanye’s figure had been ‘retired’.

A spokeswoman for the museum said: ‘Ye’s (Kanye West’s) figure has been retired from the attraction floor to our archive.

Madame Tussauds REMOVES Kanye West's Wax Figure From Public View
‘Each profile earns their place at Madame Tussauds London and we listen to our guests and the public on who they expect to see at the attraction.’

The Kanye figurine was originally launched in the museum in 2015 alongside a waxwork of his then-wife Kim Kardashian.

Madame Tussauds REMOVES Kanye West's Wax Figure From Public View
It comes amid the fallout from Kanye’s increasingly controversial scandals and his outbursts on social media, which has seen brands cut ties with him and him drop off the Forbes’ rich list.

After shocking the world with a series of outbursts on social media in which he made anti-Semitic comments, Kanye – who revealed his bipolar disorder diagnosis in 2018 – has seen his lucrative business partnerships ended.

Now, Kanye has seen his business partnerships with the likes of Gap and Balenciaga ended over the past week amid his anti-Semitism scandal.

The rapper sparked global outrage after he tweeted on October 8: ‘I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.

‘The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also … you guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.’

The rapper was asked by Piers Morgan on Wednesday if he regretted the tweet and he said: ‘No – absolutely not, absolutely not … I fought fire with fire – I’m not here to get hosed down – that’s a different type of freedom fighter.’

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