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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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