Is Nicki Minaj Possessed?


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


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  • Jann FritzHuspen

    Don’t have time to compose your own letter? Copy and send the one below to:

    Ms. Barb Dehgan:

    I was deeply offended by Nicki Manaj’s sketch that defamed the Catholic faith at the Grammy Awards. It is clear to me that The Recording Academy maintains a double standard, for you certainly would not approve a sketch that takes such cheap shots at Islam, Judaism, Buddhism or any other world religion.

    As Vice President of Communications and Media Relations for the Recording Academy, you would have had to approved this sketch before it went live, and this show an appalling lack of tolerance and poor judgement on your part. This sketch offended Catholics and members of many other Christian faiths as well, and you owe viewers an apology.


  • Steve

    Whatever thou dost Nicki, do quickly.

    COMING IN 2013…

    Like Esther, the Virgin of Fatima acts to save her people from annihilation.

  • Tarheel

    Just one more reason not to watch the Grammys. Which I didn’t. It is hard to distinguish too many of today’s popular artists and pornography. So I turn them both off.