Nicki Minaj Barbie Being Auctioned For Charity
Mon, 05 Dec 2011 11:49:57
A one-of-a-kind actual Nicki Minaj Barbie doll will be auctioned off for charity. Minaj calls her fans "Barbs" in honor of Barbie and loves the 16 inch cultural icon, so this is certainly a cool item that a Minaj fan would want to bid on, especially since it's for a good cause.
Mattel, the maker of the famous dolls, has created but one Minaj-edition Barbie that will go up on the auction block via Charitybuzz as part of the five-day Divine Design event and gala at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
The opening bid was $1,000 and fans and interested doll collectors can bid through Dec. 19.
All proceeds from the sale will go to Project Angel Food, which provided meals for men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. Minaj is also a MAC Viva Glam spokeswoman, so AIDS charities are something she is passionate about.
"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," said Barbie spokeswoman Stefani Yocky, who declined to say if the one-off is the beginning of a deeper relationship between the rapper and the company. "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."
You can bid at Charitybuzz.com.
Will you bid on Barbie Minaj? We are shocked Minaj didn't have a second one made for her personal collection!