In what should come as zero shock to anyone who saw Nicki Minaj try to reenact “The Exorcism of Jane Rose” during her efficiency at Sunday’s Grammy Prizes, the Catholic Group has released a declaration condemning the activities of the “Superbass” celebrity.
As expected by our own Maura Judkis, the faith-based company made an furious information launch published by Catholic Group chief executive Expenses Donohue as a reaction to Minaj’s version of her tune “Roman Vacation.” Donohue mocked Minaj but mainly held responsible the Producing Academia for enabling the number to air, a significant fact given that the professional creator of the Grammys and Minaj have informed inconsistent testimonies about how the efficiency got accepted. More on that in a second. First, the furious report.
After reporting Minaj as “fresh off looking like a deceive with Madonna at the Extremely Dish,” Donohue’s missive provides a somewhat precise summarize of the hip-hop freaktress’s efficiency.
“Minaj’s efficiency started on level with a model confessional skit,” he creates. “This was followed by a recorded video showing a model exorcism. With marked wine glass in the qualifications, she showed up on level again with choir young children and priests moving.”
Yep, there are the young children, priests and the marked wine glass.
He continues: “Perhaps the most vulgar part was the sexual statement that showed a scantily clad female dancer stretching backwards while an altar boy knelt between her legs in prayer. Finally, ‘Come All Ye Faithful’ was sung while a man posing as a bishop walked on stage; Minaj was shown levitating.”
As visual confirmation, here she is levitating.
Donohue then blames the Recording Academy for allowing this purportedly offensive stage show to proceed. “Whether Minaj is possessed is surely an open question, but what is not in doubt is the irresponsibility of The Recording Academy,” he says. “Never would they allow an artist to insult Judaism or Islam.”
While not everyone may have been offended by Minaj’s performance based on religious grounds, many have panned the number for being a musical trainwreck.
Ken Ehrlich, the aforemention executive producer of the Grammy telecast, doesn’t sound like a huge fan of what Minaj did, but noted during an interview Monday on “CBS This Morning” that he and his fellow Grammy organizers don’t like to limit the creativity of their artists.
“I looked at it and said, ‘Okay,’ ” he said of Minaj’s exorcism-related piece of performance art. “I knew about her alter ego. I was kind of aware of what that was. I definitely had some questions about it.”
Minaj, however, tells a different story.