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Nicki Minaj Mocks Catholic Church In Grammy Performance (Video)
The Boombox | February 12, 2012 | Pinkbell

Posted on 02/13/2012 12:04:30 AM PST by Pinkbell

(Video with working link in second comment)

Nicki Minaj showed up to the Grammy's dressed in a Little Red Riding Hoodesque outfit with a man dressed as the Pope by her side:

This outfit later made sense upon seeing Minaj's performance.

Host LL Cool J said that the performance would be one that would be talked about. I wondered what kind of performance would be so great. Merely expecting just good singing, dancing, and stage affects was too naive of me. Minaj decided to go for shock value. The favorite way for the Hollywood set to do this is to mock religion - namely Christianity.

In the performance, Nicki is Roman her alter ego. Researching, I found this:

Roman Zolanski

This is bulls*t Roman, who is Nicki Minaj's alter-ego, was born out of rage and became quickly a frequently used ego by Minaj.

Roman Zolanski is a very agressive, rebellious, and angry young man. He is always honest about how he feels about something or someone and will always speak out in a rude manner against it. On the other hand, let's say that his heart pumps out rage into his veins. Nicki Minaj has said that Roman is her ego who doesn't have a f*ck to give. He will often speak his mind,making it clearly obvious who he speaking of without giving out names. He grew up without a father, and was very active in Church when he was younger and aspired to be an Actor. Roman Zolanski is a male, but many people think of the alter-ego as Nicki's twin-sister, because Nicki stated that Roman is like a twin to her. Though, the truth is that Roman is Nicki's twin-brother, and Roman represents always the more rude and angry side of Nicki.

Sexuality

Roman, who is a male, is homosexual. This is very important to notice, because Roman as well as Nicki always seems to get enraged by homophobes frequently.

Roman, got born out of Nicki's rage towards the people who are ignorant and plain hateful, and Nicki, who is very respectful to the gay community, states that Roman is indeed a homosexual male, who always seem to defend her (Nicki) and himself from the bad people out there, who try to bring them both down.

http://nickiminaj.wikia.com/wiki/Roman_Zolanski

Multiple personality disorder, anyone?

Returning to the performance, it begins with Minaj as Roman in a confessional. She begins babbling incoherently and singning, "I'm So Pretty" in a shrill, evil sounding voice. The priest is seen on the other side covering his ears and pleading with her to stop.

A video then begins to play on a screen in the theater showing an elderly lady opening the door to a home. A priest enters and asks where he is. She says he is upstairs and sick. The video then shows Minaj upstairs singing "I'm So Pretty" and maniacally putting on lipstick. The priest ascends the stairs and enters the room Minaj is in. She tells him that he doesn't belong there. He asks her her name. She screeches "Roman!" before zooming to the ceiling.

Now the actual performace begins. Minaj is chained to a board in a set which is clearly designed to be a Catholic Church. Men dressed as priests or monks are dancing around her. She sings, "Take your medication, Roman. Take a short vacation, Roman. You'll be ok." She then breaks free of the chains. The monks/priests dance around her in a sexual manner, some taking off the top part of their clothes. At one point I see someone in a bondage like suit simulating sex with a monk/priest on the podium. Two people come on stage in nude body suits and writhe around. A choir then begins to sing the Christmas song "Oh, Come All Ye Faithful". The priest comes out during this and attempts to perform an exorcism. He fails and falls over as Minaj "levitates" into the air rapping crazily. The demon in Roman is apparently too strong to be exocised by the priest.

I watched this in shock. By the time they started singing "Oh Come All Ye Faithful", my mouth was literally hanging open. It stayed there until after the performance ended. If Minaj was trying to shock, she most certainly suceeded. Did she do something new in attacking the Church? No. Lady Gaga has done it before in vile music videos, one where she dresses as a nun, pretends to swallow a rosary, and has gay men simulate sex around her. Vile as it was, her videos weren't shown on primetime television on a major network. Minaj reached a large platform of the American public and the public in other countries watching the Grammy's. The performace, complete with fire and smoke, came off as a satanic ritual and complete mockery of the Catholic Church.

Reading comments afterwards on sites like Youtube and Twitter, one can find a bit of solace in the fact that a lot of people were disturbed and pointed out the performance for what it was. Don't mistake me, though, I found people defending the performance. Whether they didn't understand it or understood and didn't care is another matter, the latter being more disturbing. The other thing that is sad is that the producers of the Grammy's and a major network approved said performance, obviously okay with the derision of the Catholic Church.

We are living in an age where it is becoming more and more acceptable to ridicule Christians. Those who hate Christianity are becoming more and more emboldened, and it is further revealed when a performance like this is shown on primetime network television.


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KEYWORDS: catholic; grammys; nickiminaj; religion
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1 posted on 02/13/2012 12:04:35 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

Video

http://www.theboombox.com/2012/02/12/nicki-minaj-grammys-2012-roman-holiday/


2 posted on 02/13/2012 12:05:26 AM PST by Pinkbell
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3 posted on 02/13/2012 12:11:07 AM PST by narses
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To: Pinkbell

I think her name should be Menage aka Household.


4 posted on 02/13/2012 12:11:27 AM PST by Republican1795.
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To: Pinkbell

No talent?

Get noticed by mocking Christians!


5 posted on 02/13/2012 12:11:49 AM PST by DNA.2012
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To: Pinkbell

Totally satanic IMHO. Cheesy as well. As a Christian I see this as one of many confirmations of the times to come.


6 posted on 02/13/2012 12:18:17 AM PST by catbertz (Easter egg...I wants it.)
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To: catbertz; DNA.2012

You’re both right.
This is disgusting.
Why don’t they attempt this on Muslims?


7 posted on 02/13/2012 12:27:19 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: catbertz; Pinkbell

spectacles such those of lady gaga and minaj are rapidly wearing out their welcome...take notice who won the most awards tonight: the modest, fully clothed and covered, soulful, simply singing, normal makeup and hair, feminine, graceful Adele.

Sometimes it takes extremes like Gaga and Minaj to make the public lose their appetite for the profane and pave the path for normalcy and peace.

Not to mention I think Christianity is actually having a resurgence among youth. :)


8 posted on 02/13/2012 12:29:02 AM PST by CondoleezzaProtege (Sarah Palin will have the last laugh.)
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To: catbertz; Pinkbell

spectacles such those of lady gaga and minaj are rapidly wearing out their welcome...take notice who won the most awards tonight: the modest, fully clothed and covered, soulful, simply singing, normal makeup and hair, feminine, graceful Adele.

Sometimes it takes extremes like Gaga and Minaj to make the public lose their appetite for the profane and pave the path for normalcy and peace.

Not to mention I think Christianity is actually having a resurgence among youth. :)


9 posted on 02/13/2012 12:29:15 AM PST by CondoleezzaProtege (Sarah Palin will have the last laugh.)
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To: Pinkbell

The plunge into the dark side would have been something you would see on Halloween. If the Left thinks this shot across the bow of Roman Christianity for their stand on marriage and women’s reproductive issues will diminish their resolve, they are mistaken. The wave is building fury at the Left’s persecution.


10 posted on 02/13/2012 12:33:58 AM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: patriot08; Pinkbell

Gaga and Minaj are clearly both very broken people (Minaj’s childhood is a particularly tragic tale according to wikipedia) —their God-given gifts have been warped into Satan-serving tools. Both were exposed to Catholicism (at least on its surface) in their youth (Gaga I believe attended Catholic schools.) , but neither have obviously come to know the LORD for themselves. While their deeds must be condemned, they should also be prayed for...along with all the other young people from traumatic pasts and broken lives who have a warped understanding of the church or who may have been hurt by it...


11 posted on 02/13/2012 12:43:04 AM PST by CondoleezzaProtege (Sarah Palin will have the last laugh.)
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To: patriot08; Pinkbell

Gaga and Minaj are clearly both very broken people (Minaj’s childhood is a particularly tragic tale according to wikipedia) —their God-given gifts have been warped into Satan-serving tools. Both were exposed to Catholicism (at least on its surface) in their youth (Gaga I believe attended Catholic schools.) , but neither have obviously come to know the LORD for themselves. While their deeds must be condemned, they should also be prayed for...along with all the other young people from traumatic pasts and broken lives who have a warped understanding of the church or who may have been hurt by it...


12 posted on 02/13/2012 12:43:23 AM PST by CondoleezzaProtege (Sarah Palin will have the last laugh.)
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To: patriot08
Why don’t they attempt this on Muslims?

Attacking Islam won't hurt all that has ever been good about Western Civilization, which is what individuals like Minaj want to do.

13 posted on 02/13/2012 12:46:47 AM PST by DNA.2012
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
Adell's song, Rolling in the Deep sings about the effects of betrayal in a relationship. The loss of fidelity that is essential in a marriage, is a loss of "We could have had it all." The Catholic Church promotes strong marriages between a man and a woman. Adell sings about what happens when that bond between a man and a woman is broken.
14 posted on 02/13/2012 12:50:47 AM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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Psssst!!!

15 posted on 02/13/2012 12:51:45 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: DNA.2012

So....will CBS issue an apology and ban her from performing again? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo....they hired and paid her to do this.


16 posted on 02/13/2012 12:55:20 AM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: Pinkbell

I saw it.

It was crazy, insane crazy. And, poorly done, too.


17 posted on 02/13/2012 1:01:39 AM 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: Pinkbell

Wake me when MinaJ goes onstage and celebrates getting a clitorectomy.


18 posted on 02/13/2012 2:04:04 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's War on Prosperity is killing me)
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To: Pinkbell

The outrage is going to get her a lot of press this morning.


19 posted on 02/13/2012 2:38:56 AM PST by greatvikingone
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To: Pinkbell

Next, she will appear in a chador and mock an imam

as if....


20 posted on 02/13/2012 2:43:52 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Pinkbell

Awful really. The woman couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket.


21 posted on 02/13/2012 3:21:28 AM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Plus also I like that Ms. Adele kept things simple last night and was thankful to have beeon able to be at the Grammys last night after dealing with personal health issues. And adding that, she is a biggirl just like me who enjoys her (Adele’s) music. :)


22 posted on 02/13/2012 3:28:36 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: linn37

The talentless announcer said she went from being in the bunk below me on the bus to an enormous talent. She never left the bunk and when are they going to tell all these gang bangers that this and thier sh## aint music. In most nominated catagories they had to include this crap and guess what? they lost. Appeasement goes only so far. To be fair the homeless man on the corner with his spons has more talent.


23 posted on 02/13/2012 3:43:51 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Pinkbell

Never heard of her until now... don’t expect to ever buy her shit.


24 posted on 02/13/2012 4:07:09 AM PST by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: jonrick46

And Adele won the prize and a standing ovation while Minage barely got applause. She and Katie Perry were totally tacky on a night where everyone tried to keep it classy.


25 posted on 02/13/2012 4:16:13 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

This was just “acting up” by an unassimilated ethnic malcontent, striving to set itself apart from millions of similar nobodys in a very competitive field dominated/managed by wealthy enemies of Judeo-Christian values.

In the larger scheme of things, these creatures “don’t matter”.


26 posted on 02/13/2012 4:16:27 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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The music industry and especially the awards ceremonies are occult circle jerks. Nicki is just another meatbag who was willing to sell her soul for thirty pieces of silver. It’s a terrible deal but as time passes more people are willing to do it for a lot less.


27 posted on 02/13/2012 4:17:22 AM PST by Hayride
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To: Pinkbell

“Those who hate Christianity are becoming more and more emboldened, and it is further revealed when a performance like this is shown on primetime network television.”

These programs just clarify a line between people of faith and people who believe in nothing. Like Jerry Springer, it really shows a cultural divide: some people go to work everyday (or have other things to do on their weekday mornings), and others watch Jerry Springer. The two groups rarely meet, unless the former is taking pictures of the latter in Wal-Mart.

That is how I also see Grammy Awards viewers; it isn’t like I’m going to hear about this show from co-workers tomorrow...


28 posted on 02/13/2012 4:20:06 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Pinkbell

The Granny’s will become like the Oscar’s. No one will watch it because it’s become so trashy


29 posted on 02/13/2012 4:35:14 AM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: kearnyirish2

“That is how I also see Grammy Awards viewers; ,,,”

I had to laugh, because my husband tried to get me to watch last night because he likes Adele. I don’t think I have ever watched the grammy’s in my life and I am glad I didn’t this time!! I have nothing agaianst Adele, but no one is worth watching that anti-christian crowd of self important egos, and I’m glad I abstained.


30 posted on 02/13/2012 4:40:16 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: DNA.2012

I would like to see this skank mock ISLAM and see how far she gets before they lop of her brainless head.

Double dog dare you, you illigitimate gutter ho.


31 posted on 02/13/2012 4:42:51 AM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: Pinkbell

No Mohamhed skit, no balls. Shut her down.


32 posted on 02/13/2012 4:43:20 AM PST by healy61
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To: Pinkbell

The Church did not survive 2000 years to be undone by Nicki Minaj. It is a testament to the strength and endurance of the Church that no-talent hacks use it for self-promotion.


33 posted on 02/13/2012 4:43:47 AM PST by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: patriot08

because muslims fight back a little more bloodier than christians do. you think these spineless individuals would put a target on their heads like this? ...not in a million years...


34 posted on 02/13/2012 4:49:25 AM PST by sit-rep
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To: Pinkbell

dumping on christians?....

eh...again? how brave and ‘shocking’ is that

Stand up there and take a dump on a Koran and I’ll take notice


35 posted on 02/13/2012 5:45:51 AM PST by Mr. K (Were the Soviet-Era propogandists as gleefully willing as our Lame-stream Media?)
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To: Haiku Guy

Amen!

And let us pray for the conversion and salvation of such people.


36 posted on 02/13/2012 5:48:43 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: patriot08
Why don’t they attempt this on Muslims?

Because they don't want to be killed.

37 posted on 02/13/2012 5:51:17 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Pinkbell

It was hateful and talentless. On twitter everyone hated it. Is there anything the Grammys won’t show? I mean, they give Grammys for gospel music. Where is the limit?

Also, Roman Zolanski? What, did Polanski rape her too?


38 posted on 02/13/2012 6:00:18 AM PST by Yaelle (.Go Santorum!)
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To: jersey117

Actually, I will disagree with you. I am most definitely Not a Katy perry fan. Yet I had to give her a bravo last night. She was singing a song (that I didn’t know) about a breakup and how he couldn’t take everything away from her.

Apparently her ex, russell brand, who has written every detail of his drug and sex soaked life before he met her already, is intending to write another book, withevery detail of her private life in it.

So first he broke her heart, then he destroys her privacy? She is a child from a conservative family in CA I think. All she has left is her fame to fight back with, so I gave her props for a song with meaning, as was Taylor swift’s.


39 posted on 02/13/2012 6:13:10 AM PST by Yaelle (.Go Santorum!)
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To: jersey117

Ahhhh....Katie Perry!

That little number she started off with is about sex with an alien. “Take me” “infect me with your poison”

Fortunately...everyone was spared Kanye West’s intro (as the alien) to that awful song.

The rest of Katies song was about being angry with her hubby.
Lovely stuff.
Last year she sang quite a nice tribute to him.


40 posted on 02/13/2012 6:13:40 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: Pinkbell

I’m still waiting for a controversial shocking act whereby an “artist” recreates an honor killing onstage.

How long will we have to wait for that?

This catholic bashing is so...overdone and boring.


41 posted on 02/13/2012 6:15:12 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: Yaelle

Taylor Swift was amazing. I actually am a Katy Perry fan - when she’s not trying to out-gaga Lady Gaga.


42 posted on 02/13/2012 6:22:31 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: jersey117

I’ve never been a Taylor Swift fan, but that performance last night was fantastic.
And the line she added about “someday I’ll be singing this song at the Grammys”...that was too funny.


43 posted on 02/13/2012 6:26:26 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Well said. 80% of what was out there last night was terrible, although I did like the tribute to Etta James by Alicia and Bonnie. Other than that, Adele was the only other performance that I watched. Kept switching to VH1 and youtube for some real music.


44 posted on 02/13/2012 6:26:53 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!!!!!!!! 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron falls,)
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To: Scotswife

My 12 year old grandaughter actually tuned me in to Taylor Swift. She’s quite talented. I’m just glad she’s a Swift fan and not a GaGa fan (I hope). LOL


45 posted on 02/13/2012 6:29:36 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: jersey117

Gaga looked ridiculous last night with her stupid scepter.
The contrast with the classy Adele, made her look even worse.

This whole “LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME!!” thing has, thankfully, started to wear on people.


46 posted on 02/13/2012 6:31:51 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: jersey117

Both Taylor and Katy perry got back at their evil nemeses in their songs. It was great.

But I just adore Adele. Wow.


47 posted on 02/13/2012 6:35:03 AM PST by Yaelle (.Go Santorum!)
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To: jersey117

Both Taylor and Katy perry got back at their evil nemeses in their songs. It was great.

But I just adore Adele. Wow.


48 posted on 02/13/2012 6:37:57 AM PST by Yaelle (.Go Santorum!)
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To: Yaelle

Adele seems like a good person. Hope success in the music industry doesn’t change her.


49 posted on 02/13/2012 6:40:10 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
...take notice who won the most awards tonight: the modest, fully clothed and covered, soulful, simply singing, normal makeup and hair, feminine, graceful Adele.

Let's not forget that they open the Grammy's with a prayer that began, "Our Heavenly Father" with the entire room bowing their heads.

This Minaj girl was totally out of place....

50 posted on 02/13/2012 6:42:58 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Newt or Rick.....either one works)
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