Nicki Minaj's controversial exorcism performance at the 2012 Grammys confused and offended some people, and now a new report from NY Daily News says the rapper responded to her critics, asking, "I don't know -- what is the big issue?"
The 29-year-old claimed the five-minute presentation of songs "Roman's Revenge" and "Roman Holiday," which included priests, an exorcism and levitation, was part of an unnamed movie she's currently writing.
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Hip-hop singer Nicki Minaj apparently shouldered the responsibility for weirdness at the 2012 Grammys, usually provided by Lady Gaga. Minaj hit the red carpet dressed in a Versace red cloak-cape, accompanied by a man dressed like the Pope.
Then Nicki took the stage to perform her new single "Roman Holiday," which included a pre-taped segment of a mock exorcism that began with her singing a manic version of "I Feel Pretty" to her reflection. The live performance included dancing monks and priests swarming around a horizontal Minaj, who then levitated high above the stage.
Bill Donahue of the Catholic League expressed his organization's displeasure with the performance and for the Recording Academy for allowing it to take place. "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."
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