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
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.