Nicki Minaj’s Grammy Performance Unsettles Catholic League

    I don’t know if you saw it, but Nicki Minaj‘s Grammy performance was as wild as it was advertised to be. The stage transformed into a mock church in a piece appropriately dubbed “The Exorcism of Roman,” Minaj’s male alter-ego. Its sexed-up religious imagery has turned some heads (no pun), one of which belongs to Bill Donahue of the Catholic League, who said the following.

    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.

    Donahue also went on to condemn the Recording Academy for allowing Minaj‘s performance–in which she debuted a new song, “Roman Holiday”–saying, “Never would they allow an artist to insult Judaism or Islam.” What do you think? Does the Academy have a religious preference? I wasn’t offended, but I’m also not Catholic. [Billboard]