Many (make that most) people were completely baffled by Nicki Minaj’s sudden shift in stage style during last night's Grammy Awards. After walking the carpet wearing a red satin hooded gown with a companion dressed in a Halloween pope costume, her performance of "Roman Holiday" featured confessions, an exorcism, holy water, levitation, and a lot of choirboys and girls.
Catholic League president Bill Donahue commented today in a piece entitled "Is Nicki Minaj Possessed?": "Perhaps the most vulgar part was the sexual statement that showed a scantily clad female dancer stretching backwards while an altar boy knelt between her legs in prayer."
Well, it fell to Ryan Seacrest to get Nicki to explain herself on his KIIS FM radio show this morning, and, apparently, it’s all Madonna’s fault. First, Ryan asked about her red satin robe and the fake pope.