Nicki Minaj and the Grammys

Nicki Minaj raised a lot of eyebrows Sunday when she arrived at the Grammys dressed in a red cape by Versace with the "pope" on her arm.

The 23 year-old rap and hip-hop star didnt end there. Her performance at the Grammy awards included a fake confession, exorcism and levitation.

Response from critics was swift and harsh.

What was that all about?

She commented to one source,
“I had this vision for [the Roman character] to be sort of exorcised—or actually he never gets exorcised—but people around him tell him he’s not good enough because he’s not normal, he’s not blending in with the average Joe. And so his mother is scared and the people around him are afraid because they’ve never seen anything like him. He wanted to show that not only is he amazing and he’s sure of himself and confident, but he’s never gonna change, he’s never gonna be exorcised. Even when they throw the holy water on him, he still rises above.”

Interesting analysis....from what i understand, Nicki has "alter egos" and one of them is a man named "Roman" and so the presentation at the Grammys what his story.

But a couple things catch my attention in her explanation- "not good enough because he's not normal" and "even when they throw the holy water on him, he still rises above."

Aside from what I believe is a manifestation of the addiction of fame and needing to do something more outrageous every time to stay in the public eye (and knowing this kind of act would cause a lot of stir, mission accomplished), I think those words above say something.

Nicki is revealing part of her heart. She is revealing a part of herself that doesn't feel accepted and feels pressure to conform to whatever is deemed "normal". In this light, religion represents oppression, darkness and destruction. How far this is from the truth of the heart of the Father.

Wikipedia states:  While growing up, Minaj's home life was often chaotic, with her parents constantly fighting.[50] As a means of escape, she would create characters and live her life through them.[50] In an interview with New York she stated, "To get away from all their fighting, I would imagine being a new person. 'Cookie' was my first identity – that stayed with me for a while. I went on to 'Harajuku Barbie,' then 'Nicki Minaj'. Fantasy was my reality."[50]

Speaking of, I would like put out an APB for her father, Mr Miraj (original last name). Mr Miraj! please come and get your daughter. She needs her dad. Please come out to Hollywood and rescue her heart.

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