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IS NICKI MINAJ POSSESSED?
Catholic League ^ | February 13, 2012 | Bill Donohue

Posted on 02/13/2012 2:43:11 PM PST by NYer

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on what happened last night at the Grammys:

Nicki Minaj, fresh off looking like a fool with Madonna at the Super Bowl, showed up last night on the red carpet at the Grammys with a guy dressed like the pope. This was just a prelude of what was to come.

Minaj’s performance began on stage with a mock confessional skit. This was followed by a taped video depicting a mock exorcism. With stained glass in the background, she appeared on stage again with choir boys and monks dancing.

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. Finally, “Come All Ye Faithful” was sung while a man posing as a bishop walked on stage; Minaj was shown levitating.

None of this was by accident, and all of it was approved by The Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammys. Whether Minaj is possessed is surely an open question, but what is not in doubt is the irresponsibility of The Recording Academy. Never would they allow an artist to insult Judaism or Islam.

It’s bad enough that Catholics have to fight for their rights vis-à-vis a hostile administration in Washington without also having to fend off attacks in the entertainment industry. The net effect, however, will only embolden Catholics, as well as their friends in other faith communities.

Contact Barb Dehgan, VP, Communications and Media Relations, The Recording Academy: barbd@grammy.com


TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: grammys; trash

1 posted on 02/13/2012 2:43:19 PM PST by NYer
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To: NYer

She’s a publicity whore.


2 posted on 02/13/2012 2:45:20 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: NYer

Who?


3 posted on 02/13/2012 2:45:38 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: NYer

No. Not possessed. Just another no-talent skank looking for some attention.


4 posted on 02/13/2012 2:46:23 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Exactly. Ignore her and she’ll go away.


5 posted on 02/13/2012 2:47:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NYer

Possessed of bad taste? Yes, certainly...otherwise, nah. These people scorn and ridicule religious values so this is just stage props and choreography to them.


6 posted on 02/13/2012 2:48:15 PM PST by bigbob
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To: NYer

Good news is that it is being panned across all political lines and basically all humans. Everyone so far that has commented on it from tv shows to internet sites have hated it. Thought it was a complete mess (which it certainly was).


7 posted on 02/13/2012 2:49:06 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: NYer

Who?

Oh, some celebrity nut I never heard of until Bill Donohue told me about her.

Nice going, Bill!


8 posted on 02/13/2012 2:51:26 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: struggle

Apparently she’s Trinidadian and Tobaggan.


9 posted on 02/13/2012 2:53:30 PM PST by Larry Lucido (My doctor told me to curtail my Walpoling activities.)
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To: NYer

if she mocked Islam the criminal media would be talking about he “hateful”, “hostile”, “inflammatory” performance...but since its Catholics/Chrisitans media will let it pass....


10 posted on 02/13/2012 2:54:14 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: NYer

Possessed of stupid.


11 posted on 02/13/2012 2:54:14 PM PST by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: NYer

When are they going to dance around dressed up like Mohammed?


12 posted on 02/13/2012 2:54:55 PM PST by marron
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To: marron
When are they going to dance around dressed up like Mohammed?

Right before their Headless Horseman routine...

13 posted on 02/13/2012 2:57:47 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Yo Mitt - Money can't buy you love...)
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To: Larry Lucido
"Oh, some celebrity nut I never heard of until Bill Donohue told me about her."

No. She'll be on Maury's "Who's My Baby Daddy"....over and over and over again, but yet never know who her baby daddy is.

14 posted on 02/13/2012 3:00:16 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: NYer

Nicki Minaj Calls Grammy Performance Roman’s ‘Coming-Out Party’

‘I’ve been writing this story for a long time,’ rapper tells Ryan Seacrest of her alter ego Roman Zolanski.

Nicki Minaj nearly stole the show at the 2012 Grammy Awards when she performed her frenetic Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded track “Roman Holiday.” Rife with religious symbolism, the performance welcomed her alter ego Roman Zolanski to the Grammy stage for the first time. On Monday (February 13), Minaj called into Ryan Seacrest’s radio show to give her take on the red-hot performance.

“Well, [that religious character I walked the carpet with] is a major part of the story and the movie that I’m writing about one of my alter egos; his name is Roman,” she said. “Basically, the religious figure is there because he was called on by Roman’s mom [Martha] to rehabilitate him. I wasn’t going to do the red carpet, so you know I was backstage prepared ... my people wanted me to do it. I had this amazing robe made for me by Versace sent from Milan and I said, ‘I have to wear this.’ They were so generous, and I was going to originally wear it in the performance, but then when I got it, it was a little heavy for the performance.

“I had this vision for Roman. I had this vision for him to be sort of exorcised. ... People around tell him he’s not good enough because he’s not normal. So his mother is scared and the people around him are afraid. He wanted to show that not only is he amazing, but he’s never going to be exorcised, even when they throw holy water on him, he still rises above.” In fact, when MTV News caught up with Minaj in late 2011, she shared the origins of this particular plotline. “Well, he was there [in Moscow] secretly because [alter ego] Martha wanted him to go there,” she said. “So they put him in this thing with monks and nuns; they were trying to rehabilitate him.”

Minaj told Seacrest that she feels the performance, choreographed by Laurieann Gibson and directed by Hype Williams, was a success. “It’s funny because it was the most comfortable I’ve been in my entire life,” she said. “The Grammys chose ‘Roman Holiday.’ They heard ‘Roman Holiday’ and I could not play them another record after that. I have to stay true to what I’m doing ... My fanbase, they understand every single thing. Roman was created two years ago. I’ve been writing the story for a long time and yesterday was his coming-out party. It just was very literal and streamlined if you know who Roman is and if you don’t know the Roman character, you have to digest it.”

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1679164/nicki-minaj-grammys-2012-performance.jhtml


15 posted on 02/13/2012 3:01:22 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl
‘I’ve been writing this story for a long time,’ rapper tells Ryan Seacrest of her alter ego Roman Zolanski.

After "Chris Gaines", you would think these people would stop doing the "alter ego" thing.

16 posted on 02/13/2012 3:03:43 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: NYer

She is the trash of a trash culture.

I cannot believe what passes for talent these days.

The Grammys should just change the name to An Assortment of Absolute Talentless Idiots Gathered Together Celebrating a Steaming Pile of Sh*t.


17 posted on 02/13/2012 3:04:58 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: NYer
Routinely some hacky pop star tries some stunt that attacks religion for 3 minutes of fame. Generally they are forgotten fast.


18 posted on 02/13/2012 3:06:04 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Bullish
Who gives a hoot about the Grammy Awards or the bunches of wannabe celebs that frequent this drivel? I cannot think of anything more entertaining than watch a bunch of no talent publicity seekers exchanging trophies for doing nothing.
19 posted on 02/13/2012 3:08:32 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: NYer

Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known by her stage name Nicki Minaj , is a Trinidadian-born American musician. She was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, and moved to the New York borough of Queens when she was five.

According to Minaj, her father drank heavily, took drugs, and once tried to kill her mother by setting the house on fire.

In August 2009, Minaj signed a record deal with Young Money Entertainment, with distribution from Universal Motown Records, after fellow American rapper Lil Wayne discovered her and secured the record deal.

In an interview with Vibe Minaj discussed her sexual image stating, “[w]hen I grew up I saw females doing certain things, and I thought I had to do that exactly. The female rappers of my day spoke about sex a lot... and I thought that to have the success they got, I would have to represent the same thing. When in fact I didn’t have to represent the same thing.”

Minaj has a tattoo in Chinese characters that reads (shangdi yu ni chang zai) on her left arm, meaning, “God is always with you.”

While growing up, Minaj’s home life was often chaotic, with her parents constantly fighting. As a means of escape, she would create characters and live her life through them. In an interview with New York she stated, “To get away from all their fighting, I would imagine being a new person. ‘Cookie’ was my first identity – that stayed with me for a while. I went on to ‘Harajuku Barbie,’ then ‘Nicki Minaj’. Fantasy was my reality.

While some songs and interviews have implied that Minaj is bisexual,[64][65] she has said that she does not date nor have sex with women,[15] but added in an interview with Out magazine, “I don’t date men either.”[66] In an interview with Vibe she commented, “I just embrace all people of all lifestyles and I don’t tell them they are bad people. And I say girls are beautiful and girls are sexy and they need to be told that, and if they don’t have anyone to tell them that and mean it, I’m gonna tell them that. But I feel like people always wanna define me and I don’t wanna be defined.” She reiterated her dislike of being labeled in an interview with Out, saying: “The point is, everyone is not black and white. There are so many shades in the middle, and you’ve got to let people feel comfortable with saying what they want to say when they want to say it.”

During an interview in the May 2010 issue of Details, Minaj was asked if she felt hip-hop was becoming more gay-friendly. She responded, “I think the world is getting more gay-friendly, so hip-hop is too. But it’s harder to imagine an openly gay male rapper being embraced, people view gay men as having no street credibility. But I think we’ll see one in my lifetime.”

On July 2011, Minaj’s cousin Nicholas was murdered near his home in Brooklyn, New York City.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicki_Minaj


20 posted on 02/13/2012 3:08:55 PM PST by kcvl
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To: NYer

What was the intention of this young woman’s heart when she created this performance?

Has she been repressed, with a need to challenge moral authority whom she does not respect?

Thank you, Nicki, for allowing the entire country participate in your therapy session by sharing in the revulsion of your performance.

The powers that be are assaulting Christianity on every front. The new budget proposal from the President wants to financially support the Muslim Brotherhood, which has been steadily persecuting Christians in Egypt and elsewhere.

Hollywood supports this action by its support of the President.

When, oh when, will this madness end?


21 posted on 02/13/2012 3:10:27 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: Keith in Iowa

She’s just ugly.


22 posted on 02/13/2012 3:10:27 PM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: NYer

Keep in mind: she couldn’t be a star if she didn’t have fans — and lots of them. The problem is not just her; it is the society she reflects. And that is the harrowing part of it all.


23 posted on 02/13/2012 3:15:05 PM PST by hampdenkid
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

I did not waste my time watching the Grammy’s. However, if you were scandalized by her performance, please email the individual listed and give her an earful.


24 posted on 02/13/2012 3:15:57 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

Twitter exploded following her performance last night, and even Sherri Shepherd saw fit to comment on the act.

“Watching Nicki Minaj...didn’t know whether2 dance or pull out my Bible and lay hands on the tv...2 old for the #Grammys.”

http://www.eonline.com/redcarpet/2012/grammys/news/nicki-minaj-s-vulgar-grammys-exorcism-angers-catholic-league/293952#ixzz1mJ0mcg5J

Scott 1 hour ago

When you have zero talent this is the type of thing you resort to. Otherwise she would not even be a footnote to the skilled performers who took the stage last night.

Roman Holiday sucked 23 minutes ago

She should have just peformed “Super Bass”. It is the only reason she was at the Grammys.

EM 1 hour ago

Defend it all you want, Nicki. The performance sucked. Not because of the perceived insult to the Catholic church, but because it was noise, not music.

Frank 1 hour ago
God she is stupid.


25 posted on 02/13/2012 3:16:09 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Even “Shinehead” O’Connor would have winced.


26 posted on 02/13/2012 3:17:37 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Washington Post (blog)

04:49 PM ET, 02/13/2012
Nicki Minaj’s Grammy performance has angered the Catholic League
By Jen Chaney

In what should come as zero surprise to anyone who watched Nicki Minaj attempt to reenact “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” during her performance at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, the Catholic League has issued a statement condemning the actions of the “Superbass” star.

As predicted by our own Maura Judkis, the faith-based organization whipped up an angry news release written by Catholic League president Bill Donohue as a response to Minaj’s rendition of her song “Roman Holiday.” Donohue mocked Minaj but primarily blamed the Recording Academy for allowing the number to air, a notable fact given that the executive producer of the Grammys and Minaj have told conflicting stories about how the performance got approved. More on that in a moment. First, the angry press release.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/celebritology/post/nicki-minajs-grammy-performance-has-angered-the-catholic-league/2012/02/13/gIQAfVVfBR_blog.html

So far neither the Recording Academy nor Minaj has issued a response to the Catholic League’s open letter.


29 posted on 02/13/2012 3:28:23 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Keith in Iowa

She’s a publicity whore.

You got part of it right anyhow.............


30 posted on 02/13/2012 3:28:49 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: NYer

I don’t watch that garbage.


31 posted on 02/13/2012 3:30:24 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer
Gee, ya think she might be doing this for the publicity?

And do ya think the best way to counteract it would be to ignore her?

32 posted on 02/13/2012 3:33:08 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the fascists.)
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To: NYer

She is crazy, but not possesed.


34 posted on 02/13/2012 3:48:37 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: kcvl

Contrast that garbage with Adele.


35 posted on 02/13/2012 3:50:50 PM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: dfwgator

“Even “Shinehead” O’Connor would have winced.”

Well even Nicki Minag would make Lady Gaga look like a saint.


36 posted on 02/13/2012 3:52:13 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: NYer

I am just happy that I shut the tv off right after the Glen Campbell honor presentation, when music was truly music. Glad that Adele won in a sweep, other than for the music oldies but goodies, Adele at least brought some sense of sanity to the show.


37 posted on 02/13/2012 3:58:45 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Raebie

Adele was and is truly a breath of fresh air.


38 posted on 02/13/2012 4:02:27 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

By voting Obama out of office.


39 posted on 02/13/2012 4:06:56 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: NYer; Graewoulf; VinceASA; Monkey Face; RIghtwardHo; pieces of time; Warthog-2; Tzar; ...
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.


40 posted on 02/13/2012 4:36:45 PM PST by narses
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To: NYer
FROM LAST NIGHT's GRAMMY PERFORMANCE:

41 posted on 02/13/2012 4:39:30 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: NYer

Isent email.

I don’t watch these shows..appalling!


42 posted on 02/13/2012 4:47:01 PM PST by aimee5291
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I saw 30 seconds before I had to turn it off. Gruesome, grotesque Halloween show; no talent necessary to perform that crap.


43 posted on 02/13/2012 5:05:08 PM PST by Jenny217
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To: NYer

Possessed by no talent, perhaps...


44 posted on 02/13/2012 5:08:02 PM PST by magritte (Nevermind)
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To: Raebie
"Contrast that garbage with Adele."

Right on, I am a fan. I really enjoy her music, can't figure half of it out, but I like the way she sings.

45 posted on 02/13/2012 5:15:36 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: NYer

I am offended and it’s noT my religion. Let’s see her trash islam on national
Tv.

Also I find it strange that thegrammys allow that when they give awards for gospel records.


46 posted on 02/13/2012 5:38:53 PM PST by Yaelle (.Go Santorum!)
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To: NYer

On a slow evening I might pay attention to their larynges but it would never occur to me to wonder about the stuff in their brains. Yeah, possessed. Like the rest of them.


47 posted on 02/13/2012 6:15:57 PM PST by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: NYer

Gays are in charge of it all.


48 posted on 02/13/2012 6:41:14 PM PST by donna (I want to live in a Judeo/Christian country where we know that, before God, men & women are equal.)
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To: NYer

I’m sorry but I have no idea who this person is.


49 posted on 02/14/2012 8:52:54 AM PST by servo1969
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To: kcvl; NYer

I wrote a piece here on FR regarding the performance already, so I’ll just say that I read the comments at the WaPost article, and my goodness, you can see the disdain. The libs love to flood comment sections, and they are there defending the performance on the grounds that the Catholic Church is bigoted and intolerant, so the Church and Catholics deserve it. We even have some cafeteria Catholics rear their heads saying they they are Catholic and weren’t offended in the least.


50 posted on 02/14/2012 12:20:45 PM PST by Pinkbell
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