Nicki Minaj has teamed with the toy company Mattel to create a one-of-a-kind Minaj Barbie doll that will be put up for auction on CharityBuzz.com. The proceeds for the doll, which will start at $1,000 in the auction, will go to Project Angel Food, a charity that provides food for people afflicted with HIV and AIDS.
Though other celebrities such as Janet Jackson, Carol Channing and Rachel Zoe have had custom Barbies made by Mattel for similar purposes, the Minaj Barbie doll is notable in that the rapper has made Barbie dolls a crucial part of her aesthetic. In addition to mentioning the iconic doll in several songs, her legion of fans have taken to calling themselves Barbies, or Barbz for short.
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