Readers Respond: What Did You Think Of Nicki Minaj's 2012 Grammy Performance? (PHOTOS)

Well, Nicki Minaj sure did shock fans and viewers with her 2012 Grammy Awards performance on Sunday night. She seemed to be taking a tip or two from Lady Gaga's past outrageous onstage moments.

Nicki channeled her alter ego Roman while belting out her new song "Roman Holiday."  What was the craziest part of the performance? We vote the onstage exorcism!

Re-watch Nicki's "Roman" rendition and see what our readers had to say in the comments and on Facebook:

Whouwit Wesley Smitty- "Hey Nicki Minaj; People will not understand, but we all have untapped resources that you are definitely exploring and trying to figure this out... and lady gaga has hers as well. Yes, closer. Work with that last, Darling "Nicki". lol> Take care and stay wonderful... One day!"

Alexandria Jenks- "No way! She's weird just like gaga. they both gotta go!!"

Kelsey Harwood- "I love Nicki but u feel like she could of done way better!!"

Mary Stahlheber- "wtf was that? I couldn't make it through it. She's as scary as Gags. Don't know how they can call that stupid stuff music!!"

Jaqueline Camacho- "It was horrible .... terrible song and choreography ... everything went terribly wrong... Sorry nikki but this was bad, really bad :/"

Monica Herrera- "DISLIKE her performance .. looks like she was making fun of catholics and the way how priest's are. It's my opinion of how I saw it..."

Julia Rodriguez- "No didn't like the performance, as a catholic I found it disrespectful and distasteful. So glad I sent my kids to bed before they could see it."

Megan Lewis- "not catholic but I fond it distasteful and just TOO much...I could barely understand what she was saying anyways...she went past too far."

Holly Waldo- "Almost was like she was tryin to out due Madonna n gaga cuz those 2 r the ones who can usually pull this off ...... Didn't really like it really didn't get it."

Cosette Cosie Clayvon- ‎"& just when I thought no one could "out weird" Gaga..Here comes Nicki on stage acting like a damn fool?! and this is what some ppl call music? WTF."

Emily Enslow- "Like Nicki, hated the performance."

Tati Diaz- "omg i thought she knew better than being a psycho...maybe she's been around gaga lately...i LOVED nicki, past tense."

Shelly Harp-Greer- "Cannot believe they let that on the show...evil...children were watching the show....should have not let that on."

What did you think about Nicki Minaj's stage show? Did she go too far? Sound off in the comments!



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  • Basketballgirl32

    I like nicki but that performance was so wrong. What was she thinking!

  • JenT

    It was AWFUL! I can't believe that she can do something this distasteful & disrespectful & call it 'art'. I am very disappointed that the Grammy's allowed this trash on their show. My mouth fell open in shock that this level of distaste and disrespect toward Catholicism was allowed. If this kind of slam was attempted toward another religion, the outcry would be insane. What HYPOCRISY!

  • Bigrich

    Horrible performance. I like Nicki, but she tries way too hard. When you have meaningful music with a message you can pull those type of stunts... Not when you rapping about nonsense

  • chrissy1988

    She is evil,righth along with beyonce,gaga,jayz,ect. She is pure evil and have lost her mind. I hope she figure out her life quick before its too late. She needs to repent and ask God to forgive her and accept and love jesus.She is a mess and thats a cry out for help.No talent,lame,and weird.Get it together. and drake always kissing her butt saying she the greatest,she aint nothing special,just a werido.

  • RiskyB

    Ok, if you were offended by this because you're Catholic, then you have more serious problems. It wasn't mocking the Catholic church, it was a rip off of a movie. Now what you should really be offended at was having to listen and see a horrible, sad excuse of a performance by a so called rap "artist."

  • anitra

    It was just plain bad. I'm black,,,and a Catholic...believe it or not, there are tons of black Catholics out there. So, whether Gaga would make fun of a black church is irrelevant. Catholic or not, it was tacky, very offensive, and an EPIC FAIL all around.

  • marble

    Wow, that was bad. Would Gaga make fun of a black church ? Gaga and Madonna are at least Roman Catholic and are just calling the church out for being hypocritical, contrary to what they were taught growing up in catholic schools. This was just mean for the sake of being mean.

  • Gwen Tiffany Perez
    Gwen Tiffany Perez

    Its not even the whole religion thing that bothered me. Its the fact that the Grammys even call that "talent". All the other performances were spot on and after one minute of listening to that horrible, horrible song it became apparent that they needed to exercise her act right into oblivion. I felt like a lost a few IQ points watching this mess

  • jennyjazz

    To me it was a waste of time, money and effort.

  • Ed

    Definitely the worst performance I've been unfortunately enough to witness. It was pure garbage, and should have never been allowed on prime time TV. What an embarrassment to an otherwise great Grammy show.

  • maria

    hated he perfromancce !!!! it was stupid cant believe she did that!! it looked as if she was making fun of catholics and was into exorcism and all those things!! weirdoo

  • Becky

    Disgusting. Illuminati has got a good hold on you I guess. Worst perfomance in Grammy history. And look who got all the attention anyways, the one who looked for it least. Congrats Adele.. Class wins!

  • Disinterested

    I don't entirely understand why she's allowed to mock an entire religious sect, reference a man who had fled the country due to statutory rape allegations (and the murder of his entire family), and insinuate sexual acts with alter boys on national television. I am honestly not a proponent of censorship in any way. I just find it alarming being that we are literally on the coat tails of the now infamous M.I.A scandal. M.I.A actions are incredibly mild in comparison to Minaj's figurative cultural (and pop cultural) assault on the viewers of the 2012 grammys. Her references were tasteless and the performance was purely self indulgent. The song itself is awkwardly fragmented (singing like a fictional British nanny... really?). Minaj's teams decision to release Roman Holiday as a debut single seems more like a desperate attempt to leach off the tween goth revival, and Lady Gaga's shock pop antics. The whole thing is so cheap and pointless. At least Madonna's religious references were socially poignant. All in all I guess I'm thankful for our new found acceptance of horror themed pop culture. The camp and confused references at least create spectacle. Our saving grace is that "Roman Holiday" lacks the basic appeal of a successful pop song, and we will all be spared it's repetitious radio play.

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  • Scott

    Seriously are people still finding it edgy to attack a Religion. Why did Nicki not attack Wall Street as that would be far more relevant in this age of greed in the corporate world...wait a minute Nicki represents the corporate world!

  • DeeLynn53

    Her performance SUCKED! she is freaking insane - the girl needs help BIG TIME... that's all i've got to say!

  • DeeLynn53

    Her performance SUCKED! she is freaking insane - that's all i've got to say!