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The late R&B singer Aaliyah was recently honored in a major way. The “Rock the Boat” singer is the latest star to receive wax treatment at Madame Tussauds.

Aaliyah’s brother, Rashad Haughton, was present for the unveiling ceremony at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas on Wednesday (Aug. 21), reports KTNV Las Vegas andJust Jared.

The wax figure pays tribute to Aaliyah’s 2000 “Try Again” music video, featuring the singer’s signature leather pants and metallic bra.

Haughton was granted “unprecedented access” to assist in the creation of his sister’s figure.

“I was involved in the process from the inception of the project. The team at Madame Tussauds welcomed a collaborative effort in choosing the pose and look of my sister’s figure. They made sure my mother and I were comfortable and supported through an amazing but understandably emotional process,” he said in a statement to Vibe.

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