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Catholic League President Denounces Nicki Minaj’s “Roman Zolanski” Exorcism/Performance At Grammys

(AllHipHop News) The President of the Catholic League has issued a statement denouncing Nicki Minaj’s performance at the 54th annual Grammy Awards last night (February 12).

Catholic League President Bill Donohue was offended by the religious overtones in the performance, which included a mock exorcism, a confessional skit, choirboys and monks dancing.

“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,” Bill Donahue snapped. “This was just a prelude of what was to come.”

During the performance, the song “Come All Ye Faithful” was sung, as a fake Bishop walked on the stage.

Nicki Minaj then apparently became possessed during the skit, which Bill Donohue labeled irresponsible.

“Whether Minaj is possessed is surely an open question, but what is not in doubt is the irresponsibility of The Recording Academy,” Bill Donahue said. “Never would they allow an artist to insult Judaism or Islam.”

“Roman Zolanski” is Nicki Minaj’s alter ego, who is reportedly a gay male, apparently inspired in part by gay filmmaker Roman Polanski.

Roman Polanski himself was a lightning rod for controversy, after he was arrested and charged with the abuse of a 13-year-old girl in 1977.

To avoid sentencing, he fled to France.

In 2009, Polanski went to Switzerland to accept an award, where he was arrested at the request of U.S. authorities.

He was in custody for almost two months, but he was released from custody in July of 2010 after the Swiss refused to extradite him.

Charges against him remain pending in the United States.

As for Nicki, she was performing “Roman Holiday,” the first single from her upcoming album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.

According to Bill Donohue, Catholics are already facing a hostile administration in Washington, D.C., due to President Obama’s new contraception proposal.

“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,” Bill Donahue continued. “The net effect, however, will only embolden Catholics, as well as their friends in other faith communities.”

  • Why would you take on the alter ego of an alleged pedophile?

    • TheBoxcarHobo

      Exactly.

  • first of all… a priest saying the word ‘Minaj” is cause for going straight to hell….
    second.. if christ can forgive murderers and rapists.. im sure the church can look past this…
    third.. whats the difference between the fabricated story she was telling and the fabricated story the church tells?????

    • Celz

      Nicca shut the hell up.. None of your points have any relevance or substance.. Just say you don’t like church and you won’t come off like an idiot..

    • I thought this post to be the best balance between truth and humor, myself.

  • Dude, that performance in general was offensive. I could care less about the Catholic League, but that performance was sensory overload. 

  • Lord Saltsworth McGinty III

    F@ck the Catholics. F@ck The Vatican, and f@ck the Pope.  I represents Zeus baby!

    • same ish, different name. you are just a click away from knowing that zeus is just nimrod.

  • Montezuma1

    Nicki and the whole Cash Money are on some next shyt. Something’s not right with them. They seem to be following instructions and send =ing messages.

    • no. they seem to be really dumb and lame. they signed bow wow lol… nuff said

      • MrTroyMercy

        Lmao , don’t forget Lil Twist , Lil Chuckie and Glasses Malone been on the label for years and still ain’t drop a album . Smh

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

         i dont care how many records nicki wayne or drake sell if anyone else looking to get an album of ymcmb you gonna need a hit single word to RACK CITY lol 😉

  • suge380

    Truly don’t give a damn. The whole cliq is weak and will sell their souls to sell albums, Nicki, Gay azz Wayne, and Nerdy Azz Drake. With all of them, Its one dumb think after another. Hey keep getting robbed by Baby though, cuz he the one getting paid.

  • Roberto Ciamora

    Mission Accomplished for Nicki, and these religous church dont even realize it

    Best way to get some press………… Offend the Gay Community, or the Religous groups, they cry the most when you take a shot at them and controversy sells records……… Ask Eminem

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  • maybe if the song would have been hot she could have got away with it.I’m not trippin over the performance or the content..she just adapted the exercist movie into her performance.we see alot more in these so called horror films.

  • I think you are right- I guess the intent of any artisit is to stay relavant and this performance does that.  However it does it in a negative way. 

    I think that the performance was terrible no matter the message or the religous implication.  It was not for the main stage and although we are all speaking about her – I think we would have done so even if she had a good performance. 

    I think that it is importnat to think about the type press coverage you would get when performing. 

  • rep87

    To disrespect anyones faith is really sad but the devil santanic bullshit control the entertainment world and nicki nasty maybe getting into something way over her head

    • King Cold

      Agreed

  • Pope and a woman?  what’s going there…

  • ThetaCi

    Lighten up Donahue it’s art. You know like all the crazy Sh#t painted in the Vatican. Whats funny is the costumes represented in her performance were accurate to the Roman Catholic Church. Religion is so a hundred years ago.

    • That wasn’t art. That was the artistic equivalent of spoiled milk with the cheese chunks in it.You Nicki Minaj fans need to cut it out. SMH.

    • Carolyn Cooper

      That may be her point and you c what it got her!

  • Sheeple will follow anything now our days… SMH! That was FAR from Hip Hop! Her, Lady Gaga & Madonna can take their devil worshiping a/s/s/e/s and off them selves! What kills me is that sheeple are actually trying to defend her by saying “but gaga does it” and “it’s just entertainment”… SMH! The way things are going, the dumbing down of america will be complete in less then 10 years! How do you denounce GOD like it’s an old fashion line that isn’t in stile now? Groupies kill me!

    • King Cold

      I agree wit u 100 percent. Dumbin these people down is all they’re doin. But we aint stupid. And people wonder y these fools off themselves when they lose they’re popluarity smh

  • R_REAL_TALK

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    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

       if she acts anything like she does in her records with all the facial expressions and accents when she is home i can see homey trying to smack the shit out of her like come down we aint shooting a music video LOL jk LOL 😉

      • lmfao!! hell naw u silly babe 😀 I feel u though

  • not only was it a horrible idea,  its was horribly performed, a horrible song,  and unoriginal her alter ego is a pedo with an english accent that is a male. If lil kim was smart shed go at nicki hard body right now and end the career.

  • Juan Spin Serrano

    THAT PERFORMANCE SUCKED!!!! BBBAAADDD!! SONG, AND THE HOLE CONCEPT SUCKED!!! WELCOME THE BLACK LADY GAGA

    • AlbertoRipRon

       That’s what I was thinkin yo…black lady gaga

  • Swag22

    hmm the things i would do to nickis ass

  • Nikki … typical case of a Black / Latino sister with an identity crisis.. what’s wrong with just being you?
    God made YOU the way you are and you are the ONLY one like you.. 
    Just do you..that’s what makes YOU special.

    Now as far as the Catholic church… first they need to kick out them butt boy priests before they have any credibility. Till then, that’s like a national union of clowns speaking against Flava Flav.

    That whole denomination is suspect since they don’t prosecute butt buy priests. They deserve to get clowned.

    • ItGoesDownINtheDM

       you ever thought maybe she is being her …?? just cause shes brown skinned and has an latino accent and swag doesnt mean shes should be acting black and latino … i know alot of brothers that act and talk like theres an white man inside of them … but just as black as wesley snipes on the outside … but for them to act like a typical “black dude” would be out of character for them …. cause talking and acting white is truelly who they are ……………………… but yeah nicki step the performance game up … i didnt see it myself but all ive been hearing is bad reviews on your performance …….. however knowing how this industry work altho WE may think shes losing with this one …… all this publicity she is getting from it YMCMB is def winning with this situation … in the entertainment world there is no such thing as bad press … the only bad press is when they ARENT talking about you …………………… sad but true ……………………. :(

      • Don’t forget, changing ones environment will subject one to a whole different set of cues and unconscious cultural influences. positive cascade produces good outcome and a negative one, a negative outcome. YMCMB is an emerging system which anyone who falls into, becomes a part or embodies it. in entertainment, controversy is, it helps one stay relevant. Catholics are clowns and will always be.

      • ItGoesDownINtheDM

         damnnnnnnnn i wouldnt call them clowns … its easier to pick apart the righteous folks but hey @least they try is my thing … verse the one who doesnt get picked apart cause they consistently doing bad and cool with it ……… it is what it is tho

  • Tony G.

    all the religious stuff aside, this was just a BAD performance..and a horrible follow up to a BS superbowl performance…those ymcmb folks pretty much do what they wanna do, but at some point somebody better stop spending money and start paying attn to the dumb stuff ur artists do and stay becuz u can fall faster than u rose.

  • TruthSerum

    Nothing in this world has caused more pain and suffering then organized religion…… So I could care less what there crying about, especially the Catholics above all, there the most shady, from feeding Jews to Lions in the Ancient times, to covering up for pedophille priests in the modern age, there history is full of questionable decisions

    • yuuup. damn!

    • EG

      Guess i really no longer need to post my comment, Roberto two steps a head of a brotha

    • Tony Ortega

      so then don’t read this article if your going to complain…. and really?? Catholics are the most shady???? who blew up the twin towers??? who was fed to the lions BEFORE the JEWS in rome??? what religions have you seen that sacrifice their own people still?? your kinda being a lil stereotypical towards a catholics and if you want talk about shady look at the american government on all the recent laws they just passed.

      • Crimson

        America is going to crap, we all know that. The entertainment industry is just a reflection upon that. Aside from that, I pray for all. God bless

  • LupeTheKilla

    Nicki Minaj tries too hard… She wanted to make some controversey but failed..Shes trying to be like Lady GaGa but u got to actually have musical talent to do that.. Not just shakin ya ass..

  • Tim

    Same guys are praying to little boys dicks right now…clowns with hats….

  • justinA1

    seriously… stop been haters she is  the queen of hip hop bitches!
    worship the queen skanks!!!!!

    • EG

      worship the queen…wow

  • rin

    this hoe is sad a real sad person.

  • Tony Ortega

    I don’t really know how people can even think this is music. she’s such trash

  • $6521231

     Now the music industry is based on the clowning in order to achieve some success. It’s not about talent, you have to call the attention dressing up with the most ridiculous makeup and costumes. Specimens like Lady Gaga have achieved success with the clowning and people as Nicki just want to copy and use the same formula. Sad music industry!!!

  • David Sentongo

    it’ll all blow over. nicki won’t be the subject of the conversation 4 years  from now. The pope still will be though. so if i was him, i wouldn’t even be the slightest bit concerned. 

    David Sentongo
    Twitter: @davesentongo:twitter 

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  • Carolyn Cooper

    Schizophrenia is a serious mental issue and most ARE suffering with it, if the Catholic church gave any thought in theory to the message –outside of it being an industry Rap song they might not have denounced it (though I agree responsibility may have blocked it from the public) and offered definition to the concept and intent.  

  • tjjohnson284

    “a hostile administration in Washington… also having to fend off attacks in the entertainment industry”.

    The two are not mutually exclusive. The desensitizing and placating done to our society and culture over the last 50 years has used both of these establishments as ways to get it done. They work hand in hand. Wake up people.