Singer Defiant After Controversial Grammys Performance

Feb 14, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A singer whose performance during Sunday’s Grammys broadcast offended Catholics and others issued a defiant tweet as experts warned she could lose fans, Fox News reports.

Nicki Minaj shocked some viewers with her high-concept performance of “Roman Holiday” from her upcoming album, which included what has been described as a self-exorcism. Experts have warned that negative reaction to the performance could hurt album sales.

But Minaj apparently is unconcerned. The singer issued a tweet Monday saying: “Stay offended. Not a single F**K is given,” according to the report.

Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR, told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column: "Nicki Minaj was clearly aiming for shock value and mass PR, and she succeeded. With big ideas and shock value comes big opportunity, but also backlash. She has to be aware of possible alienation from some … current fans, who take religion and spirituality seriously."

Catholics in particular were offended. Said Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League of America: “There are Catholic priests who are trained to perform exorcisms, and it seems plain that the time has come for Nicki Minaj to make an appointment. Even worse than Minaj is the Recording Academy that runs the Grammys — they knew exactly what she was going to do and gave her the green light. I’ve never heard of a collective exorcism, but there is a first time for everything.”


  1. It’s the Madonna effect…1st, MIA now Nicki

  2. Nothing to do with religion, but I thought her performance sucked! Just one man’s opinion.

  3. This “artist” is simply trash. Offensive is one thing. Just plain garbage is another!

  4. Honestly, I just want Bill Donohue to go away and be quiet. If the Catholic Church can’t withstand the attack of a minor star like Nicki Minaj, they really ARE in trouble. Better they should focus on the important things…like paying for the birth control of the 90% of Catholics in this country who choose to use it…

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