Catholic League: Is Nicki Minaj possessed?
February 13th, 2012
01:56 PM ET

Catholic League: Is Nicki Minaj possessed?

As promised, Nicki Minaj's performance at Sunday's Grammy Awards did offer plenty to talk about, and it's also riled the Catholic League.

The rapper/singer turned in a performance riddled with nods to religion, from her stroll down the red carpet accompanied by a pope lookalike, to the confession that opened her performance, to the "exorcism" of her alter-ego, Roman, in a pre-taped skit.

While performing her single "Roman Holiday," Minaj was surrounded by choir boys and monks (who could also bust a few moves) and eventually began to levitate high above the stage.

After seeing that, the Catholic League issued a statement inquiring as to whether Minaj is actually possessed.

To the Catholic League's president, Bill Donohue, "perhaps the most vulgar part" of Minaj's show was "the sexual statement that showed a scantily clad female dancer stretching backwards while an altar boy knelt between her legs in prayer."

Donohue asserts in his statement that "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."

What did you think of Minaj's performance?

Filed under: Awards Season • Grammys • Music

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    WHY WHY WHY and what song?

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  5. FlyGuyInSJ

    She's possessed by stupidity and an utter lack of talent.

    If we have deeply held opinions that others find offensive, that's one thing. It's common in politics, for example. No one should not have an opinion just because someone else thinks it's offensive. Even then, we can state those opinions in a rational and non-offensive manner. But to go around offending people on purpose as she – and more than a few other – singers do is another matter altogether. That is classless, vulgar, and just plain stupid.

    February 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. SKY


    February 16, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jon's Wife

    Comment from: "jon
    People who have little or no talent resort to shock crap. They tend to pick on a group that won't or can't fight back. It's not unlike the racism and stereotypes of old– can you get away with trashing a whole group?"

    Really? The poor little Catholic church? You mean the same church that over the years has murdered millions, caused wars, still continues to be a cause for concern in Ireland, has millions of members, etc... that same organization that can't fight back? Please... this is not racist, it's nothing more than a (horrible) performance meant to drum up comments like this on CNN to sell more musi....*puke* sorry... I mean albums.

    February 16, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jack Pearl

    She is most assuredly posessed- with the spirit of suckiness!

    February 15, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Richie Minaj

    Ppl say " I hope she finds god," and "i was diasppointed."

    Im not trying to offend anyone.but that is just umm wow. Her performance was amazing last night and it had a story to it. If your a bandwagon barbie who jump on nicki when super bass got hype, your not gonna like Roman Holiday. Nicki is just part of her talent roman is the firey crazybess that was on bottoms up and the other features that were top on billboard.

    As for the she shouldnt mix that with god.

    The point of last night was.....
    She was roman zolanski who is nicki minaj's gay twin brother that resides within nicki minaj....
    Martha, romans mother, sent her to moscow to a monastery where they tried to exorsize Roman and make him normal.....that is what the song was...the chorus was Martha convincing Roman to fort the exorcism convincing him...but at the end of the performance Roman apologized because when Nicki "levitated and passed out" Roman knew that the exorcism didn't work cause you can't change Roman because nothing is rlwrong with Roman...

    So before you start talking about it like you know blah blah blah god blah blah think...your a band wagoner who didn't start liking nicki till super bass.....therefore you haven't listened to her lyrics or her interviews THEREFORE you don't know what the hell you are talking about...

    I have loved Nicki since before 2007 when she wasn't even on the map and when your a band wagoner and you don't know what you are talking about...Cause you Damn sure were kissing her ass when she was singing and rapping about love but now that it is something different you all wanna get your panties in a wad......

    Have a nice day

    February 15, 2012 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Jack Pearl

      Cool story bro. No idea what you said, but it sure sounds angry.

      February 15, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. tkennedy

    Would like to say i discovered a sound that i thought i would never be interested in, this group Civil War is rather awesome. The 60 secs they had led me to doing research on them, Barton hollow and Birds of a feather......SWEET SOUNDS.

    February 14, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. tkennedy

    It was terrible, sadly artist like Janelle Monae have to take a back seat to this garbage. I dream of Janelle Monae performing BabopbyeYa with a live orchestra at the grammys. Instead this utter crap gets on.

    February 14, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Debmax

    I blame the Grammy for even allowing such a performances, this happens now because some idiot allowed the whole foundation of what the Grammy was about. We now have artist and music that just does not make sense and think they have talent. There r so many. People in this world that have talent but never get the chance. It all just goes right back to who now a days has money and throws their weight around and allow such songs and music and artist to even be part of the music industry. So with this being said, sure we r going to continue to have artist perform and sing what they want and then get a grammy. We are also the people that allow our self and our children to purchase this crap that makes no talent people rich and create a category inthevideo first place called rap music...

    February 14, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. moon627

    i have no problem with Nicki Minaj or anyone else dissing the catholics or religion in general for Arts sake ...

    ... but did she have to waste our time ? at least Gaga can sing !

    i feel sorry for Nicki's cute little pink girl fans who were in the audience 😉

    February 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Snarf

    Luckly for me, the national tv that shows the grammys had made a commercial break when that thing was on show.

    Madonna must have got a few millions to get those 2 "artists" to join her on the new album... they don´t know how to sing. They are very bad performers. They can´t get a good jingle on a live show.
    Even Madonna with over 50 can jingle but those things cannot get a single step correctly.
    She did almost the same on the superbowl show... but MIA got the spots with the finger.
    But there is another question: the last Madonna cd got a very bad review from all the black radios and didn´t even get into any rap/hip-hop show. So did Madonna got those 2 to try to get some black people back to her music?
    I think that madonna could do that with the fat guy that made a great point on the Like a prayer on the superbowl... but the editors had a massive payout by those 2 kinda like artists...

    February 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joe T.

    I would be upset too if anything Nicki Minaj did was associated with me.

    February 14, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Kim

    I think Nicki's performance was very disgraceful. I like some of her music, but for the most part, not a big fan. She totally made a mockery out of herself and I was in shock to the point I couldn't even change the channel trying to figure out was really happening on my TV! How the Catholic League got involved in this is really crazy, but someone's voice should be heard, not necessarily theirs!

    February 14, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  17. Lee

    I'm no prude by a long shot, and I like edgy artists like Lady Gaga, but I thought the whole performance was dumb. One is hard-pressed to call it music, art and certainly not entertainment. When done, I had to ask, "What in the hell was that all about?" A real waste of airtime.

    February 14, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  18. lroy

    Never heard of her but if the Catholic League doesn't like her (they're not that crazy over Madonna either) then that's good enough for me.

    February 14, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  19. Brandy

    I like Nicki....I just didn't get that performance. If anyone has seen Nicki Minaj a few years ago, in my opinion, she was better. And I understand as an artist you don't want to get stuck in the same routine and you have to reivent yourself, but she's has gone WAAAAAYYYY left. Ok... this is what happened......take note Nicki....Your performance overshadowed your song. You are trying to sell the song not the performance. If you were to tone the performance down a little maybe other would understand what the song was about.

    February 14, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  20. Glenn

    That abomination of a performance may have been more offensive to my aesthetic sensibilities as it was to the Catholic Church's religious ones. It was just plain awful.

    It almost looked like a parody. Something you would see in a 2011 hip hop version of Spinal Tap.

    Why would she do this? No one told her not to. Really rich famous people tend to be surrounded by asskissers. No one wants to tell the king or queen they have no clothes. So over time, they make terrible decisions.

    In this case, the bad judgment resulting from a lack of good advice only killed our ears and eyes. But the lack of good advice killed Whitney, it killed Michael Jackson, it killed Elvis,

    February 14, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  21. Debbie

    She's psycho and needs therapy if she thinks that was talent. She'll never get a grammy unless she changes her style. You couldn't pay me to listen to her music.

    February 14, 2012 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  22. Marduk

    If they mocked any other religion in a similar fashion it would be considered a hate crime. If a cartoon of Muhammad appears in a publication it is considered extremely offensive to many, and most likely censored. Why would the people in charge of the Grammys allow such an obvious display of hostility to one particular religion is beyond me. It is extremely divisive. Imagine if they had the stereotypical medieval shylock instead of a fake Pope; that would never get aired.

    February 14, 2012 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Glenn

      Why? Because she is the big happening thing in hip hop related pop music. So no one will say no to her.

      Also, historically, the Grammy's have a rep for being lame. They are too pop, seldom cutting edge.

      My hunch is the Grammy people also thought this performance would make them look all edgy.

      It made me edgy. Edgy of vomiting.

      February 14, 2012 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  23. lewtwo

    totally missed it, but t sounds fantastic ... perhaps I can catch it on you tube.

    February 14, 2012 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
    • lewtwo

      OK ... now that I have seen it .... that is pathetic. Poor girl is going to have to live with that on her record for the rest of her career. May have just killed her career.

      February 14, 2012 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  24. light seeker

    She is possessed by the same thing that organized religion is possessed by. The so called church has been playing the masses for fools, for over 2000 years. They want us to treat them as though they are the only one's that are able to have an audience with the Universal Consciousness. The truth is, is that each one of us has that unrecognized power, simply by going inside of ourselves, through meditation. That knowledge is what the son of man left us and that is all we need.

    February 14, 2012 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  25. zuri

    I think she is an what were we all expecting from someone with an IQ of -10?

    February 14, 2012 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  26. Todd Beaucoudray

    The real disgrace is named Bill Donohue, a man who never failed to justify the child molestations by priests, Nazi complicity within the Vatican, and so forth. He's a louse.

    February 14, 2012 at 5:42 am | Report abuse |
  27. Karloff

    I don't like the catholic church (I was raised catholic), but I don't like Minaj singling out the religion to mock. Just try doing that to Islam–which they won't–and see how far you get . The liberal media will have a field day if anyone ridiculed Islam in a similar fashion. Hypocrites.

    February 14, 2012 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  28. Polycarp Pio

    John de Leon if you cant submit to the authority of the church perhaps you should find another denomination there are plenty of them out there, this is the problem with the catholic church to many jack catholics who are rebels and think they know better than the leadership. PP

    February 14, 2012 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
  29. John de Leon

    A performance. That's what it is to me. I don't abide by all the rules of the catholic league or the vatican. These rules are all interpreted by self-appointed men who think they were appointed by God to rule the world in his name. I'm a catholic ( I apologize for not using the capital V and C accordingly ) Live and let live and love your neighbor as you love yourself. No matter who she is or who he is.

    February 14, 2012 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
  30. Musician1

    No one should be disrespectful to the beliefs of's beyond disgusting and also very unamerican she needs to apologize

    February 14, 2012 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Todd Beaucoudray

      You're making a joke? If not, no matter how bizarre a belief is and if that person practices it, one should never call it out for what it is?

      February 14, 2012 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  31. cataloochie

    No talent, no class, no nothing. Why is anybody other than 11 year olds paying any attention to her?

    February 14, 2012 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
  32. Drew

    She is completely talentless. Why is she popular? Regarding her performance...if she was trying to make a statement about the Catholic faith, it was lost in translation because the statement was overshadowed by how horrendously bad she is as a performer.

    February 14, 2012 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  33. Corky

    What I find ironic is that, in a show that featured women with real talent – Adele, Jennifer Hudson, Whitney Houston - we choose to focus on one woman who shouts "Look at me." Those other women simply shared their gift. If Nicki wants to decry religion, she has the right as an American to do it. It won't affect those who do believe, any more than her performance will impress those who have serious doubts. There is so much in the world that deserves our anger. Don't waste that anger on the trivial.

    February 14, 2012 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
  34. Jerry

    This idiot is not only possessed; she is also very SICK!

    February 14, 2012 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  35. Reality Check

    1) Who cares about Nicki Minaj
    2) Did the Catholic League ask the same question of the bishops who reassigned the priests they knew to be molesting young children?

    February 14, 2012 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  36. Thought it was good

    People who are expressing negative views are either religious apologists, or don't have enough of a perspective on human culture to know that entertainment and music comes in all different forms, and Nicki Minaj is even mainstream in any case (nothing particularly esoteric). I saw some people comparing her to Adele. Guess what? They're different people with different talents producing different forms of related entertainment. I like Adele's voice and soulful, evocative songs, and I also like Nicki Minaj's generally upbeat rhythms and unique voice. She's more of an "entertainer" then a "singer," but both artists entertain and give the joy of music and artistic expression for others to enjoy. Even if your tastes aren't expansive enough to enjoy Nicki Minaj's form of entertainment, don't hate! That's the bottom line: don't hate!

    February 14, 2012 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  37. ForGsake

    for g-sake... it is just entertainment ! like someone had pointed out, if it were meant to be serious, the prayer boy would be tween a priest's legs, instead of a female dancer's !

    February 14, 2012 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
  38. musician1

    wow...... Whitney Houston believed in Catholicism... That could explain why she was so blessed with a stunning and absolutely amazing voice. The voice of an angel , a voice no one could ever forget... as for this no talent Nicki creature, she needs to apologize big time

    February 14, 2012 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |
    • yeahrite

      yeah rite! she believed in Catholicism, that was why she was a druggie and leaded a path of anything but self destruction.

      February 14, 2012 at 4:01 am | Report abuse |
    • yeahrite1

      Yea right! Unfortunetly she choose that for herself as a means of despair. At least she didn't kill others in the name of ALLAH!!!!


      February 14, 2012 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  39. Lemans

    SHE'S GOT TO GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 14, 2012 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
  40. JorwI

    Those who have talent don't have to depend on electronics or props. Case in point: Adele vs Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj. Adele didn't need anything but her accompaniment (And this was after throat surgery). Chris needed an electric plug while Nicki needed a fake pope. Disney needs to recall them both.

    February 14, 2012 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  41. L2k4FC

    Honestly I've never heard of this person before today. But then again, I don't have cable tv and don't listen to "top 40" so I guess I'm out of the loop.

    February 14, 2012 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  42. Nate

    Extremely dis-respectful. She needs to go get a job at McDonald's and go away from the music scene.

    February 14, 2012 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  43. Mom

    Didn't see Minaj's performance, but I can tell you what I think of the Catholic League. As long as they speak for an organization that protects pedophiles, they have no right to make judgments on anybody or anything.

    February 14, 2012 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  44. jon

    If she has come out and did her dance in a burqa while waving a jihad sword, the networks would be pitching a fit right now and CNN would be doing stories about how "bigoted" she is instead of how "provocative".

    February 14, 2012 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  45. netninja

    Who cares?

    February 14, 2012 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  46. Don Jones

    My. How times have changed. I saw Sinead O'Connor, for all intent and purpose get drummed out of the business for a simple poem about the horrors of war and suggesting that Catholicism was the root cause. And she is from Northern Ireland, so wether or not you agree with her sentiment, you have to at least respect her right to voice the opinion using her art as her medium. Simple. Non-demonstrative, other than tearing a photograph in half. NM's performance was nothing more than shock value garbage with no statement that makes any sense that I can discern. But maybe that is the point. It is OK to shock so long as you don't voice an opinion that hits too close to the truth.

    February 14, 2012 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
    • netninja

      Actualy it was really one event that caused her to be cast as a pariah.

      The days before premption her Saturday Night live gig where she tore up the picture of the Pope did her in.

      February 14, 2012 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
    • jon

      Quid est veritas?

      February 14, 2012 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  47. Mike

    Here's what I thought about it.. It was her performance..didn't care either way about it.. Then I went on with my life because her performance didn't pay any of my bills.

    February 14, 2012 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  48. logan5

    leave it to that smart ass, wind bag, Bill Donahue to actually inquire as to whether this woman was possessed. Idiot!

    February 14, 2012 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  49. Not Catholic

    If anyone is "possessed" it's the leaders of the Catholic church.

    February 14, 2012 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  50. Kevin

    The dump I took 10 minutes ago put on a better show circling the bowl on its way to the sewer.

    February 14, 2012 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  51. DarDar

    NICKI, no talent, Catholic Guy, funny crack "... whether she is possesed or not..." unless your brain dead you had to laugh at that. Stoopid song, aimed at grade school, and kinda rude without any message I could get (Oh, it's 1989 and it's Madonna's old message?) Yeah, Nicki's possessed! errr... of no talent.

    February 14, 2012 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  52. Drake Wolfe

    What else do you expect from and idiot and today's media? Nothing...

    February 14, 2012 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  53. Dan W

    Do the Catholics really need for CNN to blast their rhetoric? This isn't news worthy CNN, it's dogma.

    February 14, 2012 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  54. angryoldguy

    Dear IDIOTS! (especially Jeff) You have turned another forum about one subject into another hate-filled anti-Muslim rant! Or right-wing political bull session. First you know-nothing know-it-alls, MOHAMMAD IS NOT Islam's GOD! Allah is the God of Islam. MOHAMMAD is his prophet. Jesus is also considered a revered prophet of Islam. The name Allah is used in many middle eastern areas and in more than one religion! But you wouldn't bother to READ anything, would you? You would rather shoot of your ignorant mouth. If you disrespect another person religion (because you know nothing about it) why should that person respect yours? Why do I bother? Because Christians are supposed to respect others, regardless of who they are or where they come from. You do not have the right to sit in judgement of anyone! Here's an idea! Try actually reading your Bible! Concentrate on the New Testament & the words of Jesus. You might learn something, but probably not. I cast my pearls before swine & they will trample them.

    February 14, 2012 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  55. Eric

    Nicki Manaj has feedom of speech and I have freedom to change the channel. So tired of hearing how religions are offended. change the damn channel if ya don't wanna see it....but no you all were glued to the set

    February 14, 2012 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  56. Ha Ha

    Nicki Minaj The black Lady Gaga. What a copy cat. be your self.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  57. Pedro

    She's possessed by dat azzzzz lolololol

    February 14, 2012 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  58. Tim

    Typical you know what! Way to improve the stereotypes of African Americans! Its really a disgrace what people will do for attention.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  59. Norma

    This woman, Niki Minaj, is the most vulgar "artist" ever! Following the Madonna steps, she has no talent so she needs to look for something shocking and controversial in order to get people's attention. No creativity, no brains, no talent... In addition, I would say that if this kind of show would have involved "disrespect" to the black community, my God, we would be watching the news talking about how outrageous and racist, discriminatory this message is...Not to mention Muslims... can you imagine doing this kind of insult to their religion? Please, be fair and respectful of other people's faith. If you are a nobody and want to be famous, use another type of "performance", with something in it that means talent and good entertainment, not this garbage.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  60. coderjones

    no more possessed than the church that hides and helps the pedophile priests.............

    February 14, 2012 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  61. mmi16

    much ado about very little.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  62. Rolf

    Maybe she is not possessed, but perhaps she is a satanist at heart.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  63. Satberry

    Are you suggesting that mental illness is rampant within this organization.I am hoping that is not your excuse for this behavior.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  64. Johnny

    We all are allowed an opinion and free to share that opinion. What I find not fair is that we can make fun of any religion except for Islam. Catholics can be judged and made fun of and we take it and don't get too bothered by it, same with the Jewish faith. But it would be bad TV and everyone would be in an uproar if it was about Islam. All I have to say is keep it fair, whether you believe in God or not doesn't matter, Jewish, Muslim, we are allowed to believe what we want, but one religion/or view should not get special treatment over another.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  65. Mike H.

    I wish we could go back to the pre-Madonna days when the music was enough to fully entertain and we didn't need silly play-acting and props to keep our attention. It's one thing to use gimmicks to enhance a song's message (Alice Cooper) but it's something else when gimmicks are intended to distract the audience from poor songs and poor singing, which appears to be the way of today.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  66. To London 2012

    1st of all it is not about being Catholic, the Pope, or an alter boy. The issue is the total disrespect for religion. You will Never see anyone mock Jews, or Muslims in this manner. If they did they would not have a job, or a career. It aint right and as a Chistian and not Catholic I found the performance offensive. Especially when they sing Come All Ye Faithful??. I mean it was just disprectful. You got reporters in hiding because they said stuff about Islam. I mean Sasha Cohen had to get security after Bruno or Borat one them came out due to death threats. If you gonna mock religion do all of the faiths. The person that does that is Seth Mcfarland on Family Guy.. So leave all the other stuff alone.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  67. Mirosal

    ok this is just plain stupid. ANYONE who thinks "possession" is a reality needs real therapy.. NOW!!! Leave it to the archaic Catholic church to still have a belief in nonsense. And YES the Vatican really does still have an office of exorcism, even in the 21st century.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  68. sockpuppet

    I really didn't see anything offensive in this. There was nothing that was blasphemous towards God. It wasn't even really vulgar. It was just plain goofy. I don't know if she was trying to be controversial, but she definitely failed. Madonna was always much more offensive towards religion than this little performance.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
  69. Sat berry

    Imagine how much money they could save if they could control their priest.That would be a drop in a bucket,you could fund contraceptives for women and still have money to invest in the church.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  70. Jesus Freak

    Catholics thats all i have to say. hahah you guys believe that theres some guy in the sky that controls everything how pathetic and narrow minded.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  71. A. Crackpot

    Well let's look at priorities, Nicki, mutiny in the vatican, rubbers, pedos. In that order.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      Nope, sorry you are wrong about this. There's another 25 or 30 concerns on this list before we get to the Pedro priests.

      February 14, 2012 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  72. sillycatholics

    So the catholic church can hide pedophiles, move them around to different churches, declare bankruptcy so they dont have to pay the victims and somehow be held accountable, and there upset over this??? How can anyone support an organization that hides child molesters?

    February 14, 2012 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  73. Sat berry

    The thing that I find most offensive is a priest molesting little boys.This religion should not be judging anyone.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
    • mayflower

      Any molestation of a child is a tragedy. Still, can you really blame the Catholic church when pedophilia is a mental illness that crosses all demographics? Why aren't you condemning all pedophiles instead of just Catholic priests? That's a blanket generalization that is harmful to other victims of pedophilia. The honest answer is because it's easier to the finger at a group you misunderstand and will put no effort in understanding because their beliefs differ from your own. That's a dangerous road to take, though, so be careful. Thinking that *only* priests are pedophiles will make kids in your own community vulnerable. Wake up and be honest with yourself. It's easier for you to mock religion than to acknowledge that we all have the potential for mental illness, and that someone we know could be the next victim.

      February 14, 2012 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  74. Justin

    You can take or leave Nicki Minaj's performance. What ticks me off about this article is the "Catholic League". It's one, super morally unreasonable guy, who claims he is speaking for the entire Catholic church. He's been doing this for a looooong time and I wish he would cut it out,

    February 14, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  75. Satberry

    Do you mean Satan was brought to earth before or after the priest started molesting little boys.

    February 14, 2012 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  76. Casey

    Funny that this "no talent" "_itch" has gotten so many of you to comment on her performance. The comments reflect an expected amount of judgment. Wouldn't it be more interesting to try and understand why the performance occurred? Or would that be too Spinozan? Regardless, based on the reaction, the performance was clearly a success.

    February 14, 2012 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  77. Redpatch

    She's not possessed, she's just a self absorbed young woman who has to rely on cheap gimmicks rather than talent to garner attention.

    February 14, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  78. musings

    I have never seen people joke about Catholicism as much as Catholics, so I just assumed she was one. Like a Sacrificial Virgin, a parody of those evangelical books from the 19th century that portrayed the Catholic Church as full of black magic ... no, wait a minute, that was from only a few years back – the Dan Brown movies starring Tom Hanks...

    February 14, 2012 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
  79. Jim

    I think she needs to star in an X rated porn-spoof. If Vivid would please get its butt in gear and hammer this deal out in 48 hours or so, I might buy a copy.

    February 14, 2012 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  80. Satberry

    Also those young boys who had a right not to be molested by priest.Please this religion lost a moral high ground a long time ago.

    February 14, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  81. DesMoiner

    Why the surprise? She's a dirtbag like the rest of them. Singer? Hardly. More like a horn y cat in heat.

    February 14, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      Like the rest of who? You're going to have to be more specific if you want to make a ridiculous point...

      February 14, 2012 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  82. joe

    Raised as a Catholic, I'm ashamed that people in my religion are more upset about a performance than they are about priests abusing little boys and the massive coverup. Instead of worrying about other people choosing to use birth control or use IVF to have children, maybe its time the leaders of our faith look at themselves for once...

    February 14, 2012 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  83. WhitfieldL

    Nikki is the BOM!!!!! Back off you haters.

    February 14, 2012 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  84. James K

    Christianity is the ONLY religion you're allowed to make fun of and berate on US media. If you make a hint of criticism toward Judaism, your career is toast. Hmmmmm..... I wonder whyyy.......Honestly you can't disagree with this FACT.

    February 14, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  85. Jim

    I think she needs to star in an X rated porn-spoof, playing herself. If Vivid would please take the hint and get itself into gear on this project...

    February 14, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  86. Craig

    Gotta love it when the church with the worst history of abuse since...well...Biblical times becomes offended by a staged production. Yeah. Let's be offended while we figure out how to pay off all these lawsuits.

    February 14, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
  87. montyross

    news flash infidels priest are no longer molesting boys, and you should be worried about youre government molesting you

    February 14, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  88. Where's The Beef

    I think Bill Donohue is possessed.

    February 14, 2012 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  89. Richard

    Be funny if she'd had a moch Muhammed on stage. Until she had acid thrown in her face, or was blown up in her car that is.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margaret

      Them religious types don't have much of a sense of humor. Try picking on a Scientologist!

      February 14, 2012 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  90. Freddo

    Hi, we're from the Catholic League, and we just don't have a clue.

    Maybe the Catholic League should be focused on the pedophile problem in the Catholic Church, rather than s silly little performance by NM, I bet there are still more priests who are PREYING rather than PRAYING.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  91. omnesciet

    change the cannel people!

    February 13, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  92. mom_of_4

    Nicki Minaj–what hole did she crawl out of and can we put her back into it? Kept thinking it was a parody introduction to something and then to discover it was some bizarro singer, with no singing/acting talent, wasting my time. Why couldn't someone had struck the GONG and had her out of there????

    February 13, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  93. tet1953

    I have to agree. The number was offensive. And stupid.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  94. dalmz1z

    People relax, it is for money, push people's buttons and make millions, sound's lucrative to me.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Sherri


    February 13, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Douie

    I like Nikki. But she should know, not to offend and where the line not to cross is. The Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammys should take full responsibility, and not just make an apology.

    But on a humorus point. She didn't do nothing as bad a some priests do to alter boys, or the ones that cover it up.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  97. embarrassed

    Im not sure if I'm "offended"...more like "disturbed"! I found her attire and that of her "guest" the moment she stepped onto the red carpet totally disrespectful considering that it was already a sign of her "mocking" the Catholic faith and especially disrespectful that its a faith that Whitney Houston believed in and family and friends were at that moment mourning her death! The performance was disgusting and shameful. Not entertaining and certainly no talent! Completely disrespectful of what the show is suppose to represent and that is MUSIC.. took away from true artists who's voices are truly timeless......Adele, Taylor Swift, Whitney Houston...etc etc................
    Nicki...get help!! Your no lady gaga and a far sorry excuse for a wannabe Madonna!

    February 13, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Chase

    Can we say anymore hateful things about people of faith? Catholics, Jews, and Muslims are always getting slammed by you ignorant careless people. Stop stereotyping an entire faith because of the actions of a FEW (terrorist, molesters) crazies. What Nicki did was very disrespectful and anyone with some heart can admit that. Try to show some respect for others.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Steve

    Yeah, that performance was totally disrespectful to me personally in addition to being just plain awful. I should know, I watched every second of it.


    February 13, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Jessy the Gnostic

    I'm not the sort of person to regularly judge anyone for their opinions (even on this). But I have to admit I am surprised that the Catholic church is actually taking this Grammy performer's performance so seriously (they think she's possessed? really?). I personally haven't seen the performance, but if I did I would most likely laugh and enjoy the humor.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Angel Eyes

    Her performance was dedicated to all who condemn and judge, which is mainly the Christian Religion, in addition the Roman Catholics. The Western culture was created and formed off of the Christian Religion, so of course she will use it to make a statement. We are all children of GOD, regardless what you call HIM, HE will answer, that is what GOD calls love. While we here on earth fighting on whose GOD is better than the next. We need to realize there is a difference, but that is only because GOD is versatile. Majority of the world praise a "god or goddess", and that is where the problem begins. Their "god/goddess" is too small, and so is their faith. When your GOD is big, then you will stop paying attention to the small so-call gods/goddess...such as if Minaj, and the rest of them are selling their souls...just know they are sick and confused...but still GOD's children...and all religion is a path to GOD, every single one of them is part of the big puzzle, pray that you are strong enough to solve it.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  102. AC

    As a Catholic, I was very offended. She must feel the need to cover up her lousy singing with by over the top trash. That should never have been aired on t.v. I can just imagine what folks in other countries must think of what this country has come to, to even classify that as music. What Whitney had was class & talent. Too bad Nicky has neither.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Bill

    Having Nicki Minaj at the Grammy's, let alone performing, is an insult to singers everywhere with actual talent. It's too bad they didn't find this piece of trash in a Beverly Hills Hilton bathtub.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Tiffani

    That preformance was awful. Who cares about the was plain BAD.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  105. what the...

    She actually proved a point: In reaching for shock value, you CAN actually cross a line. It was a disheveled "performance" ( if we can even call it that), with no artistic or entertainment value. I don't feel " offended" in the least! It's her who should feel like a loser. Hope she fades away as quickly as she rose to " fame"

    February 13, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Jeff

    I didn't find her performance to be very realistic. The position many choir boys find themselves in doesn't involve a scantily clad dancer above them but rather a priest behind them.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  107. sbn

    If she did it with a person dressed as a mulla, then I'd call it bold. But this, been there, done that....

    February 13, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  108. me

    I am no big fan of her either and don’t know what her art is demonstrating but am left wondering what the Catholic Church is defending? I fail to see their moral authority on just about any topic.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Mike

    Nicki...seriously. You try way too hard. Make it stop!

    February 13, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Possum

    The moment Minaj arrived with her stunt double Pope, the air was thick with pretention. The Catholic League ought not to fret too much about Minaj's tragic, artistically sub-par "performance-art-piece-gone-worse-than-any-number-of-the-worst-performance-art-pieces-of-the-last-sixty-or-so-years-of-performance art-pieces-done-by-self-indulgent-so-called-artists" because, Minaj's ridiculous display will mostly be forgotten by the world in well under a year's time.
    The performance wasn't genuinely scandalous, nor was it original as socio-religious-political commentary or ground-breaking as an artistic statement or concept. Frankly, Minaj's "work" was derivative of so many that have already beat Minaj to the punches and jabs at Catholicism – decades ago. One such example: Sinead O'Conner simply shredding a picture of the Pope on Saturday Night Live had far more effect than Minaj's grossly overproduced public "artistic" masturbation can ever hope to have.
    So, the Catholic League, can fuss all they feel they must to justify their jobs but they shouldn't waste more than a few days on railing against the laughable, clown-like performance by Minaj – as attention will only give her more jollies – and why waste valuable time on someone destined to be a footnote in Music History and a non-note in the Art World?

    February 13, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Don of Iowa

    The only thing possessed is the Catholic League and they are only possessed by total ignorance and stupidity. No loss there, just the usual state of Rethugs and you just can't fix stupid.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  112. MINAJ A TWA

    Who cares if it offends religious types? The fact that it was a horrible, talentless performance is more offending.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  113. AJ

    I just thought it was a bad performance. As a Catholic, I wasn't too offended, Im sorta used to performers parodying the church...but I felt that Madonna & Lady Gaga already crossed those boundaries with more creative performances. This was more of a "been there, already seen that" performance for me.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Jose

    Is the Catholic League anything like Superman's Justice League?
    Give her credit, she didn't have the kids molested by the Pope.
    I've only recently heard of this chick, cute, but not my generation.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  115. yimma

    The smoke screen did not work. The acting was terrible. The dancing was so-so. But the singing was horrible. I'd like to see her stand out in front of the stage and try to sing like Jennifer Hudson and Adele did. She would be booed off the stage. She does not have a good voice so tries to provide an entertaining show as a smoke screen. She won't last long because nobody will pay for that garbage.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  116. I'dworshipthat

    "a scantily clad female dancer stretching backwards while an altar boy knelt between her legs in prayer" Sounds sacred to me, but then again, I'm a Pagan.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Rickss44

    This is what happens when you lack real talent. Vanity and money become a priority over decency and societal contributions. Some may call this art, but in the end, no one will call this great or even meaningful. Her act was not surprising given her lack of courage. Yet, I don't blame her as much as I blame the networks and the organizations that put on the Grammys. They are showing their true colors. More reasons to not own a TV.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • JT

      OK, that's fine. I don't know who she is and I don't care. Now let's talk about the WACKJOB who thinks she's "possessed by demons". That's the actual story here.

      February 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  118. alan

    a stage performance. Unlike the REAL evil perverted acts of pedophilia perpetrated so widely by and covered up by the catholic church.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Br

    Isn't the catholic league just some guy with a website sitting at his computer?

    February 13, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  120. JT

    Catholic League: "Whether Minaj is possessed is surely an open question"

    Is it? Are you sure? I think it's rather an idiotic question. This is 2012 not 0012, right? Demonic possession... unbelievable.

    February 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  121. mfx3

    Oh come on, the Catholic church uses their altar boys in much more provocative ways...

    February 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Roumen Los Angeles

    The men who excel at buggering little boys and girls and covering it up are all up in arms over a singer's performance. Rather displaced outrage.

    February 13, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  123. MrDifficult

    So they let that through, but censor reasonable comments. Fools.

    February 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Mark Peterson

    The altar boy is safer between Niki Minaj's legs than those of a middle-aged Catholic priest...

    February 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pope Benedict

      YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!! I keep telling the fellas to leave them kids alone, but no one respects me. But, what should I expect? I mean, I was once a Nazi.

      February 13, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  125. MrDifficult

    Phughk Catholics, Phughk Minaj, and Phughk CNN.

    February 13, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Pope Benedict

    I denounce the Catholic League.

    ME LIKEY THE NICKI!!!!!!!!

    February 13, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  127. HRPuckinfutz

    All gimmick, no talent. She cannot attract attention other than by acting outrageous. Frankly, the whole performance stank. And I do not give a hoot that the Catholic League was ticked off.

    February 13, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  128. mickey1313

    all you haters blowbigfatdonkeydick

    February 13, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  129. phil

    I like Nicki M. – didn't see the performance but it does sound a bit overboard. Should the fact that God doesn't exist come into play when critiquing her act?

    February 13, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Listen to real music

      You said you like Nicki M. Your comment is no longer serious.

      February 13, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Listen to real music

    She's awful, just like most other modern pop "artists". Remember when music actually required talent? Nowadays, "artists" are just money-obsessed. Their concerts are just freak shows to show off their enlarged ego and their music is auto-tuned to the point when it doesn't even sound like singing. It just sounds like a squeaky voice with random electronically-made sounds. How do people listen to that garbage?

    February 13, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Wholly Mary

    The catholic league is possessed... by STUPIDITY!

    February 13, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • JT

      Clearly. Demonic possession? This is the 21st century, right? Sigh.

      February 13, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Mike

    No she ain't possessed, Catholic League just being insane as usual. And I do agree that they would never allow anyone to slander Islam or Judaism. It goes against the liberals "Islam is a peaceful religion that allows the denial of human rights to non-muslims, but that's ok."

    February 13, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Bill

    Donahue – "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."

    Neither would they bugger little boys.

    February 13, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  134. GBfromOhio

    A reminder that the rituals and dogma of organized religion are primitive and silly. Spiritual people I like, religious people, not so much. They take themselves too seriously and are hypocrites in many cases, as well as major in minors (no pun intended re: The Catholic Church, but now that I think about it, kinds funny lol).

    February 13, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  135. wisdom4u2

    Ahhhhh......Duhhhh!!! It doesn't take a demonologist to know the chick is ’OPPRESSED’….it is so obvious there is some satanic influence going on in her life. Nicki Minaj, just call on the name of JESUS!!! Much love, gurl.

    February 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  136. DaSHawn Williams


    The catholic league finallly figured it, what we 8lacks have know alll along..................

    February 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  137. BriSoFla

    When Madonna did Like A Prayer (seducing a saint) in her video the catholic church was up in arms and called for her head to be cut off. It was one of her best selling albums. Every time the catholic church opens their mouth, people do the opposite. They just made another star and will boost her sales.

    February 13, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Senditback

    5 generations out of the jungle and still as wild as her ancestors. They are of a differnt species.

    February 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Leslie

    Yes, why insult any religion ?! Peace and respect to all!!!!!

    February 13, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Annoyed

    Not sure... I hit fast forward.

    February 13, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Gohard

    The Catholics are possessed, with pedophilia !

    February 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pope Benedict

      TRUE DAT!!!

      February 13, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hope

      Indeed,methinks if there's any exorcisms to be done,The Catholic Church should be first in line for it! If EVER there was a better example of being The Anti-Christ incarnate besides Having priests tell little boys"This is what Gods Love feels like" before they molest them&then protecting The PRIESTS by hiding them,this World hasn't seen it&Lord knows never wants to! I suggest The Catholic Church should replace The Glass in their own House before they start throwing stones at others..

      February 14, 2012 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  142. BJ

    With a d!ck in his eye, uh!

    February 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Teodora


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  144. LouAz

    Perhaps "we" can appease the catholic god(s) by having her stoned in the village square. Halejulia Jeebus !

    February 13, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  145. LJ

    I notice most of the commentors here are women. It's funny how quickly you all are to defend the Catholic Church. I don't think it would be so quick to defend you, actually I know so. Can anybody think of anything the Catholic Church has done in the past week that my have offended women? Is it possible that maybe the artist was out to make a statement about that here? Ever cross anybody's mind?

    February 13, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • mayflower

      Straw man argument, LJ. It's a logical fallacy, what you've got dreamed up in your head about the Catholic church offending women. The major point that you seem to have missed is not whether or not the church supports birth control, but whether or not our government has the right to tell a church what it should or shouldn't do. If you can't see that as a gross violation of separation of church and state, you are either foolish or brainwashed. If a woman wants birth control (and most of us do) we should pay for it, or make the man bag it. Our government should not be telling churches what to do, let alone something that goes against its teachings. Because let's he honest here–that's a slippery slope, and once the government gets away with telling churches what to do, it's a short trip to telling the rest of us what to do.

      As for me...I am hoping Minaj uses multiple forms of birth control. Let's hope she doesn't breed. One of her is way too many.

      February 14, 2012 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  146. The ghost of talent past

    She's not possessed. She's just awful.

    February 13, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Monica

    It was the worst performance I've ever had the displeasure of seeing. Well at least the first minute, I changed the channel and came back when I was sure it was over. She's hideous. I feel sorry for her fans.

    February 13, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  148. ha ha

    Worst Grammy's performance ...ever.

    February 13, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Coolbreeze

    you are all stoopid

    February 13, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  150. David H. Finn

    Well I have read all the comments and the one I like the best is the one that says her last name says it all. I am a Catholic and I can oot believe that we Catholics allow that type of disgusting crap to be said about our Religion. Separation of church and state does not mean we have to like what that Nicki believes and if we were all smart we would no longer purchase any of her music. Nicki obviously does not have any self worth because any one who runs around admitting to being a sinner and opposed to any one even the Pope who is willing to forgive her for her sins. Worst yet who is the dude who played the Pope or Priest or what ever he was, he can't be all there either. Does money mean everything to those in Hollywood.

    February 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • ....

      As if your gay priest having, boy molesting religion wasn't disgusting enough already.

      February 13, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ghibelline

      Um, allow it to be said? Better think about what you're implying there. You don't get to allow anyone to say anything. You can complain about it all you like. You're allowed to do that. Just as she's allowed to say whatever the hell she wants.

      Allow, good lord.

      February 13, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  151. SHY


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  152. MsKira

    Lady GAGA does it all the time........ why is she any different... Her and Nikki suck if you ask me they are devil worshipers on the other hand Catholics are known for some pretty EVIL acts too.. so why all the uproar... people keep saying no one makes fun of muslims..... What exactly is Adam Sandler's new movie doing.... I cant wait until it comes out so all you liars can eat your tounges

    February 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Black Rat

    I ment ignorance my bad!!

    February 13, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Black Rat

    Look at her last name that should tell everybody everything about her, with that being said, now and days HOLLYWOOD goes and find the silliest or uncle tomish black person they can find, pay them good, and have them mistake ignorace as success

    February 13, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  155. carrieanne

    Look at it this way, it killed 13 minutes!

    February 13, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  156. lildeekayjayaye

    Something is wrong with this woman. She is the embodiment of Americas moral decline.

    February 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Native American Woman

    It wasn't my favorite performance of hers but if white women can get away with acting like morons on stage (Lady Gaga, Kesha) then why can't a black woman create 'art' as well?

    Tt got press for her album release, at least. Job well done, Nicki!!!

    February 13, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Terry

    Complete garbage..both Niki and her performance.

    February 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  159. wasteofeverything

    Thinking about it maybe the plan is to make black people look stupid by using some clown with no talent or self worth. Well it's working you have succeeded to look like a fool from what you wear, say and do. Hopefully all black people aren't judged by this clown.

    February 13, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      Or maybe, MAYBE, its so she could get in the news today. Which she actually accomplished. If her performance wasn't controversial yesterday, nobody would be talking about her today. It's as simple as that, don't get all high and mighty and try to bring race into this.

      February 13, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  160. wasteofeverything

    I am black and she is an embarrassment to black people. She needs to go crawl in a hole and never come out. So ridiculous. No buzz just a joke. Not even a joke just stupid. Stupid is even too nice. Please Nicki stop doing whatever it is you are doing it is the worst!!!

    February 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margaret

      Anyone remember Milli-Vanilli? or Tiny Tim,? They don't represent their races any more than this woman does. Anyone who judges another based on some performer has rocks for brains.

      February 14, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  161. Joy


    February 13, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margaret

      Yes! You got it. Just like Liberace's clothes were not street clothes and Cher's outfits were just stage outfits. She wanted attention and she's getting it.

      February 13, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Tina

    For the short time I allowed myself to view such drivel I thought it was the most boring and idiotic attempt at getting attention ever made.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Wow

    Chuck Norris did watch it, but did not PVR'ed it.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Dar

    First: Boring kinda disorganized nowhere song, and her acting straight out of 4tr grade, all it needed was a witch's outfit. Second they are right, above. Do that schtick using Muslim "Imans" or whatever? Nevah! Her whole thing was a cheap shot, combined with some 1950's county fair side show "levitation". Next. (And the "whether she's possessed or not" was a funny crack.)

    February 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Wow

    Worst Grammy's performance ...ever.
    Less talented than Drake!

    February 13, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Truth

    Nicki Minaj is a try hard...nuff said.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Nate

    OHHHH I Wish I was an Oscar Meyer Weeeiner, that is what id truly like to be eeee eeee. Cause if I was an Oscar Meyer Weeeeineeer, everyone would be in looove with meeeee !

    February 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Nate

    Also Im 14. Maybe her music is for older people. My favorite songs really are The Oscar Meyer Weiner Somg and Jingle Bells. I also really like the Frosty the Snowman song. Why dont old people lile good music like thjat?

    February 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Rube

    Kudos, Ms. Minaj. You made Lady Gaga's black veil and golden septer seem downright normal!

    February 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Ed

    I can't believe they showed that Presley man's hips on national television. Truly disgraceful, and repugnant.

    And those terrible Beatles on Ed Sullivan the other night. Someone should tell them to cut their hair! Their mothers must be so disappointed in them.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • R U Serious??

      Are you actually comparing Nicky Minaj with The Beatles and The King?? I´m actually open to all kinds of artists, but she sucked BIG TIME on The Grammy´s! She´s a good rapper but she only rapped for about 3 mins and the rest was just awfull screams and screetches!

      February 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Serg

      It was a terrible, I watched the whole thing... when I got to Nicky I had to turn the TV off... just amazingly bad.... and of course being Catholic, I did feel it was in bad taste...but that was besides the point... the "music" was just bad...

      February 13, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |

    Nicki Minaj is an illuminati sellout just like the rest... Jay-Z, Kanye, etc.... they are distractions from whats really going

    February 13, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Nate

    Thankfully I didnt watch this garbage show. Went to bed early and got a good nights restful sleep.

    February 13, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Cecil

    All of you bigots DROP DEAD!Nikki was brilliant.

    February 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nikkie

      I think it is a sad reflection on the American people that we except the mocking of any faith- We should be respecting each others differences instead of choosing to hate them. I found it very couragous of LL Cool J to open with a prayer in honor of his faith and his beliefs but what Nicki did was simple show her own ignorouns if she doesn't like the christian faith that is her choice but nobody should mock things that are sacred to others.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • LJ

      Like perhaps a women's right to chose what happens with her body? Or you know, at least a woman's access to contraception? You're absolutely right, we shouldn't mock and try to destroy things that others hold dear.

      February 13, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Coach Marsha

      I wouldn't go so far as to say brilliant but it was a parody on The Exorcist and Madonna's Like A Prayer. People who are outraged had the opportunity NOT to watch her performance after watching her entrance on the red carpet. To imply that one religion is superior over another one by the type of performances at a music awards is disingenuous. It was far from being the worst performance at a Grammy Award show. If people chose to watch beyond the red carpet, then they chose to be offended and anyone who has ever seen Nicki Minaj perform knows that she is just that- a performer and there is a huge difference between being a performer and an artist.

      February 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ghibelline

      I think it's a sad reflection on American life that we don't mock faith more, given how inherently ridiculous of them are.

      February 13, 2012 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tina

      Right... Just because a majority of posters here think she is talentless, we are bigots... Quite the stretch.

      February 14, 2012 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  174. Boycott 2013 Grammy's

    It was the worst performance I have ever seen and plus it was very insulting to the Catholic faith. I get that an artist will do something over the top to get noticed (M.I.A @ the superbowl) but I do not understand why the academy allowed her to do that. I do not know what they gain out of it... I am not watching this next year, I wish poeple will do the same because this is the only way to make this kind of discusting show to stop.

    February 13, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Johnny M

    What American Music has become, gaga looking like witch and this crazy b@%&h who cant sing a lick , what a waste of my time .

    February 13, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Melisa

    I ended up turning the channel once I saw what she was doing. Truly disgraceful, and repugnant.

    February 13, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  177. PlayCracktheSky

    I didn't see it or hear about it until reading this article because i don't ever watch award shows but i find it kind of funny. but like i said i didn't see it so i don't really know 100% what it was like. i can't stand nicki minaj (or any of today's hip hop for that matter) but since the catholic church ticks me off so much i just think it's funny that she ticked them off so much they think she's possessed.

    February 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  178. loren


    February 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  179. honestthought

    Inappropiate, insensitive, horrifc. the only two things that would have made it more horrible would have been if Bobby Brown was the pope and Nikki was raised up in a bathtub.

    Actually her whole "theme" is inappropiate to people with mental illness, alcohol and drug problems, and familys who have to deal with this in their daily lives.
    Adele's"snotty" moment had more class.

    February 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nyarlathotep

      Now that you mention it, Bobby Brown would make a better pope than Ratzinger does.

      February 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Kate

    This was a disgrace. I can't believe it was allowed. The woman has no talent.

    February 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margaret

      Having no talent is no crime, or we would have a huge number of "artists" in jail, not to mention all those tasteless reality show people, and then all those crazies who have gone on Jerry Springer and other daytime shows all these years. I say that knowing that I am related to at least one of those tasteless idiots.

      February 13, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Karin

    At least her performance got the Catholic church to quit whining about birth control for a day.

    February 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margaret

      The Catholic Church has been looking something to take the heat off, this and birth control will do for about 15 minutes, but the dirty little secrets that keep coming out will still be there. I don't hate Catholics, truly, but I do hate people who lie and deceive people no matter what their religion. It just seems the Catholic Church did a bigger job of it.

      February 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  182. @Wm Russ Martin

    Allison. I assume you are dumb.

    February 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  183. @Wm Russ Martin

    C rap like this makes me want to vote republican. If I was old enough Id probably vote for Ron Paul.

    February 13, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Christopher

    I watched this performance and concluded that if you removed all the lust, horror, mockery of the church, and special effects, there is little chance anyone would sit through this woman's singing. I think she is possessed of desperation to be famous and when you have a razor thin margin of talent like she does, you've got to lean on smoke and mirrors. In contrast Adele stood before the audience dressed modestly and without much fanfare utterly blew the show away with her singing talent.

    February 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Allison

    "Never would they allow an artist to insult Judaism or Islam."

    I assume they would, but Judaism and Islam aren't as easy to ridicule as the Catholic Church.

    February 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • JC

      Really Allison? You assume.,.... you know what they say about that..think about your comment, no way in todays society would Islam be portrayed in the way the Catholic Church was last night...... Why is the Catholic religion so easy to ridicule?

      February 13, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  186. @Wm Russ Martin

    Please go into a musliim church or neighborhood and see how well you would be recieved saying something similar about their beliefs. Bet you would be a little afraid to do that.

    February 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Wm Russ Martin

    Donohue's god is a sniveling cry baby that can't handle a TV performance? How does one worship such a weakling, much less grovel at its feet? Personally, I'd be ashamed. But then reality does have its advantages.

    February 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Ann R. Key

    I have a friend who is an evangelical Christian-he believes that all mentally ill crazies are possessed by demons. And I believe most of them have more talent than Nicki Minaj!! LOL

    February 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Caral of SoCal

      I am truly sorry that your exposure to Christianity has, unfortunately, centered around someone who is clearly not well educated in the faith. The problem with having a perfect God, as imperfect followers, is that we are not always very attractive ambassadors.

      February 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  189. elizzyp

    possessed or not – it was bizarre and not so entertaining! It seemed disorganized. I odn't really "get her" as a performer but to each his own!

    February 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • elizzyp

      ...or entertaining in the way you look at an accident in the road

      February 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  190. dan

    Im just saying if you draw a cartoon of mohammed you are labeled as insensitive and muslims will actually try to kill you. But on netwok tv in the US you can make fun of or treat the christian church with as much disresect as possible and the liberal Obama supporters think you are hip or cool.

    February 13, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • confused

      I guess I don't understand what Obama or a person's political views have to do with this. A couple of comments include Obama references. Politics and religion are not the same thing.

      February 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Just Asking

      So, are you saying that because some maniacal Islamic elements threaten (or attempt/actually) kill people who insult them, somehow Christians should do the same if they are insulted?

      February 13, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margaret

      Hmm so it's wrong to say bad stuff about Christians, Catholics and Mormons, but it is fine to make fun of the President, repeat rumors even when they have been shown to be lies? I wish I had a $ for every nasty email and cartoon that has been sent to me. If enough of you hate this woman's work don't buy it. If you disagree with the President write your congressman and vote for someone else. That is what our freedom is supposed to be about.

      February 13, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  191. sarah

    Rebbeca I agree with you, I was not very impressed either by this years show. Adele was great, BTW, I heard on the radio this morning that Adele has to chew on that thing that looks like gum, due to her throat (surgery). Either some medicine or has to keep her throat wet; something like that.

    February 13, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Rebbeca

    I could care less about all the religious stuff the performance was just down right awful the women has no talent it is a joke that they even let her do the act. Was not impressed by this years show there were maybe 2 highlights and thats about it. Adele maybe a great singer but somewone should tell her next time to spit out the gum she looked like a chewing cow!

    February 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  193. sarah

    Very disrespectful! I can't believe they allowed something like that.

    February 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eugene

      Everyone turned a blind eye when catholic priests were molesting little boys, I can't believe they allowed that.

      February 13, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • dumbererest

      But to me, it was so silly that it I didn't pay any attention to the religious part of it. It was just plain horrible. I think that the third graders at the elementary school down the street could have been more artistic and would have sounded better than she did. All I could do was shake my head and say "What the $%&? is she doing?"

      February 14, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  194. Really?

    First off, if that guy really thinks she's possessed, he's just a moron. Second off, anybody who's offended by this should realize that's exactly what the performance was intended to do. An artist does something controversial at an awards show, and all the sudden people act like that's never ever happened before.?

    February 13, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • AnitaG

      In reply to Really? In describing Nikki Minaj, I would use the term "artist" loosely. I don't mind a little "shock value" and entertainers doing crazy things for the sake of publicity, but it seems today's "artists" are going a little too far and the message they intend to convey, if they even have one, gets lost in the absolute ridiculousness of their actions. What the *&^$ was the purpose of M.I.A.'s flying the bird at the Superbowl supposed to mean? Nikki's performance was a disgrace and had no place on this show. If she wants to do it at her shows where people pay to see her crap, fine. BTW I am 25, so I am not totally out of touch.

      February 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      You don't get it. The point is to generate buzz. Any publicity is good publicity. If M.I.A. hadn't flipped the bird at the superbowl would anybody still be talking about her? Now she's in the news, she can appear on shows and explain why she did it. It's all about exposure. As for Nicki Minaj, I mean, artists have been having controversial performances since art was invented. Prudes are always gonna be around to be outraged and that's exactly what the artist wants them to do.

      February 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ian

      pssstt AnitaG – in trying to demonstrate understanding by drawing attention to your age, you fail . . .

      It was interesting and obviously provocative (gee, what a shock) – not my cup of tea but certainly not The Exorcist, more along the lines of an unimaginative update of Like a Prayer, but I also feel (without having heard maybe all of it) that it might need to be listened to in context, or maybe just listened to again before I start throwing stones . . .

      February 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margaret

      Yep, art is supposed to create comment, love it or hate it. You can vote with the click of your remote. Don't buy the video or the music. Somebody said that Madonna did it before, and so did Sinead O'Connor, and somebody else will probably do the same in the future. By the way there have been cartoonist who have been threatened and I believe killed for their portrayal of Mohamed.

      February 13, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gezellig

      "Any publicity is good publicity". Not if it is obtained by being unprofessional; and backstabbing Madonna to boot. I mean every person on that stage could do something unplanned and attention-grabbing to generate buzz for themselves, but that is not what they are paid to do. Just how career-enhancing to you expect it to be to demonstrate that you can't be trusted. She better have a lot of talent to overcome that.

      February 14, 2012 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Gezellig

      I should clarify that I am talking about M.I.A.'s action in flipping the bird, not Nicki Minaj's "performance".

      February 14, 2012 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  195. alex

    But remember. We have moooslems in the white house.

    February 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • GJ

      Another inbred loser speaks what is his excuse for a mind.

      February 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pope Benedict

      Mooslems in the White House? You mean whenever your parents visit?

      February 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  196. jeff

    Its funny how its ok to insult christians but if you insult a muslim or even draw a picture of their terrorist god moe-hammed everyone has a fit.

    February 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kate

      I agree with you Jeff.

      February 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ako

      and you're a good example of a Christian by insulting Islam?????? maybe you don't understand your religion very well and what it supposedly stands for.

      February 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • breakingbad

      Ako- that is one of the most pedestrian comments one can make about religion. Try another one.
      Jeff – You are 100% right.

      February 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      Ha! That's hilarious!
      You know "their" god is the same one as YOUR god, right?

      February 13, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eugene

      Come on Jeff, this article was plainly about what the artist did and you go and turn it into a religious battle between Christians and Muslims. And then you go and call someone you've never met or studied a terrorist. American society allows any and everything to be seen or heard on television and radio. We live in a perverted society, so what else is new. Instead of adding to the nonsense, start of cause for greater understanding. What was BIll doing up anyway watching the grammy's? Shouldn't he have been in bed or reading scripture?

      February 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • meredith

      So true!!!

      February 13, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • meredith

      Jeff. I agree totally, and to the person who said we worship the same God ...really??? I don't think so. Jesus is our God and mohammed is theirs ...NO COMPARISON!!! NEVER HAS BEEN AND NEVER WILL BE!!! they worship a false God ..yeah I said it a false God!! and for all you non belivers and so called idol worshippers...just remember ROMANS 14:11.

      February 13, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Myths

      Muhammad is not a deity. The God of Islam is the same as Christianity. Muhammad was just a prophet. There is a long line of them in the Bible.

      February 13, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • phoodphite

      @meredith: please. there may be a few good ideas in the new testament, but trying to support your idea with a quote from Romans? Written by one of those dudes that Jesus was always saying didn't get his point. And at a time when we start to see the Christian church twist Jesus' words to meet its own immediate needs. Next time, tell us something Jesus said to support your idea. I think you'll be looking for quite a while.

      February 14, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Fred Evil

      LOL, my cult is better than your cult!!

      February 14, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
    • jamie

      for all those who agree with the latter bit of this guys comment are shockingly ignorant. Not only are you factually wrong by saying that muhammed is a god, but fail to realize that their god is actually the same. you know what the christian arabs refer to god? surprise surprise...its Allah. Whats in a name anyways? we can call him whatever we want...the point is there is only one diety that created the Muslims, Christians, and everyone else.

      And whats really stupid is instead of channelling your energy to the those who insult Christianity (like minaj) you losers get distracted by islam yet again. im not muslim, but I know if a muslim insults jesus...he is not considered a muslim....something to think about.

      February 14, 2012 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Gypsey

      Jeff you are absolutely correct. Performers can target Catholicism for "Artistic reasons" but you never see a Jewish or Islamic ritual depicted on these awards in a negative light .(Not that I would condone that either ) but definintely a bias here.

      February 14, 2012 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Peter Ramon

      You are such a reta_d calling mohammed god. No wonder why people make fun of catholics for being child moleters. When you point to their(most catholic) perverted ways they then to change topic to throw you off and not face their hidden demons.

      February 14, 2012 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
    • DeeNYC

      Only crazed muslim zealots have a fit, just like only crazed catholic zealots are having a fit with nicki girl. I'm just upset how untalented she is.

      February 14, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • EarlGrayHot

      I agree she's not worth watching but the comnspiracy theories about WH being killed by some secret organization is ludicrous. ANd I see someone has already pointed out that Mohammad is NOT the Muslim God, he's his prophet and that Muslims also consider Jesus a prophet as well. Do some research will you?

      February 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Lori

    I thought the performance was a disgrace and not necessary at all! Oh and you mean to tell me that was singing!

    February 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Xurne

      You are so right. I could not tell that it was even a song...just plain crap!

      February 14, 2012 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  198. emily

    I think she is posessed by a singer with no tallent.

    February 13, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • trix are for kids to emily

      Whatever she is "possessed" by, most of us could probably agree that it has something to do with stupidity in addition to a lack of talent which you have suggested (which is also true).

      February 13, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tara

      Couldn't have said it better me-self!

      February 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • 0RacKL

      Amen to that.

      February 13, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • D\

      I change channels when there is a so called artist that I don't like listening to, Nicki M is one of them

      February 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • rich montgomery

      It was one of the stupidest things I have ever seen. I am not Catholic, but it seemed to purposely mock Catholic ritual and was clearly designed for controversy. It was never creative, coherent, or well executed. Stupid is the only word that seems to fit. Calling it a performance is insulting to those who actually do it. The bigger insult is that it was meant to be entertaining.

      February 13, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      That was the best comment I have heard in years. You deserve a beer for that.

      February 13, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • peter

      Madonna did all this Catholic parody stuff 15 years ago and the world is still here. Settle down. Shhhheeeesh!

      February 13, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sharon

      Amen! People without talent rely upon shock value, rather than artistic merit.

      February 13, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • ya think

      How dumb is this Bill Donahue? We all know that in order for this performance to be taken seriously, the alter boy would have been kneeling in prayer between a priest legs, not a scantily dressed women. Jeezz how lame.

      February 13, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • PhilG.

      There it is,the Emily and the Priests were right after all.

      February 13, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • jon

      People who have little or no talent resort to shock crap. They tend to pick on a group that won't or can't fight back. It's not unlike the racism and stereotypes of old– can you get away with trashing a whole group?

      February 14, 2012 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
    • amen

      I thought it was the silliest performance I have ever seen on television. It was just bad from start to finish. I think she may be on drugs.

      February 14, 2012 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
    • phoodphite

      Right on, Emily. I don't think they used real holy water, so I don't believe any people or animals were harmed in the process, but it sure was a silly talentless act. Joe Walsh's classical guitar accompaniment to Paul McCartney was, thankfully, another story – very refreshing – and to me, the 2% of a show of that type that is worth watching and listening to.

      February 14, 2012 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Ozzi

      Not a big fan of Nicki M. She seems to be another knockoff of Madonna. Right down to the Catholic references. But I have to ask is Minaj a Catholic?

      February 14, 2012 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Cynthia

      I've heard her just sing, not bad, but most listeners never actually hear her just sing. Never understand why some 'artists' find it necessary to distract so much, except for the no-talents, insecure, wannabe somethings...wait..all good guesses!!

      February 14, 2012 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Nasar

      I didn't see talent in Nicky show last night. It was some sort of weird show that was insulting to a religion. Does she has to go that low to make fans? What happen to the old goo music and talent. She is talented with rapping not pop. That is why it was disgusting. Can't wait to hear next year some of the incredibly talented girls on youtube but haven't gotten a chance to shine yet, i.e. EriAm Sisters or their lead singer Haben...

      February 14, 2012 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      The Catholic church is a joke. It is an evil blight on this world and I welcome any irreverent action taken against it.

      February 14, 2012 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Kmesha Higgins

      I queefed during her performance.

      February 14, 2012 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Susan

      I don't care much for the catholic church but I dislike Minaj even more. She is ugly and vulgar and don't see any talent in her at all. One sick little girl.

      February 14, 2012 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
    • AmericanInEurope

      If you need so much gimmick to get people to watch, then it speaks volumes.
      Look at The Beatles. They were themselves and are still listened to today.

      February 14, 2012 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      Hollywood has declared war on the Catholic Church.
      1. The Catholic Church is going to war with this administration.
      2. The Catholic Church is the True Church and needs to be brought down. As the Church goes, so does the world.
      3. Also the Illuminati killed W. Houston. They use the color red which denotes their sacrifice and on Minaj's outfit looks like the outline of W. Houstons face, they leave clues.

      Check out Kate Moss and her diabolical outfits, 'Catholic nuns and upside down crosses.'

      Good Kate, Bad Kate: Two Different Covers – Angel & Devil
      Fifteen photo slideshow here:
      [link to]

      February 14, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
    • DeeNYC

      I actually HAD to change the channel when she started performing, i tried to stick with it to see what she'd do but that song was so horrendous. Why is this nut famous?

      February 14, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • shawnann

      That was one of the most obscene performances ever on the Grammys,and i have watched them for fourty years. And on the night everyone was trying to deal with the death of Whitney Huston. This performance was and insult to her and her faimly.Why didnt the Grammys drop the curtain on her or cut her mic.She is vial and disgusting,i do not as a Catholic understand why she did this. I think either she is a complete moron with no talent or she wanted to steal the attention from the tragic death of Whitney Huston wich in itself is just sick. I hope that she just goes away and is not invited to perform in public again.

      February 14, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • John Anonymous

      Illuminati Puppet...nothing more nothing less

      February 16, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Loren

      That was hilarious! Nearly spewed my screen with my coffee! I watched the "event" and was just puzzled. The lyrics didn't tell any kind of story and had no rhyme or rhythm; the so called 'music' was so bad it wasn't even sampled from other better material. If she "wrote" this "song", and it is the premier single from her upcoming new album, that's all i need to know to keep me from buying it. If that's the best song on the thing, imagine how bad the rest must be! Even the audience of "music professionals" were puzzled and unsure how to react to that tripe. I don't mind sensationalism, even just for it's own sake, in the arts, but usually I do expect there to be some kind of coherent point. That 'performance' was a cold mess!

      February 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |

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