Aaliyah's Madame Tussauds wax figure has officially been unveiled

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Blackground/Virgin RecordsNearly 20 years after her tragic death, Aaliyah has become the newest addition to Madame Tussauds family of iconic wax figures.

Thursday, the statue of R&B's beloved “Babygirl” was unveiled at Madame Tussaud's Las Vegas location. The figure draws inspiration from Aaliyah's groundbreaking music video for the 2000 track “Try Again," in which she dons her signature leather pants and metallic bra, belt and choker set.

According to VIBE, discussions around the making of an Aaliyah figure began over a year and a half ago after much demand from fans. 

“I was involved in the process from the inception of the project,” the singer's brother Rashad Haughton told the publication. “The team at Madame Tussauds welcomed a collaborative effort in choosing the pose and look of my sister's figure."

He further explained, "They made sure my mother and I were comfortable and supported through an amazing but understandably emotional process.”

Haughton was instrumental in making sure his late sister was properly memorialized, even making sure to include all of Aaliyah's tattoos which she had strategically placed on her body. 

The "More Than A Woman" singer's life was tragically cut short at the age of 22 on August 25, 2001. Aaliyah along with seven others were killed in a plane crash bound for Miami from the Bahamas. 

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