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Nicki Minaj Grammy Performance Blasted By Religious Groups

They call it 'vulgar'

By Shaun Kitchener on Tuesday 14th February 2012 Photo by

The Catholic League have slated Nicki Minaj's performance of 'Roman Holiday' at the Grammy Awards, calling it "vulgar".

Minaj performed the track during Sunday's ceremony, after arriving with a man dressed as the Pope.

According to Ace Showbiz, the League's President Bill Donohue said: "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. Finally, 'Come All Ye Faithful' was sung while a man posing as a bishop walked on stage; Minaj was shown levitating."

Blaming the Recording Academy for allowing the performance to go ahead, he said: "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."

"It's bad enough that Catholics have to fight for their rights vis-a-vis a hostile administration in Washington without also having to fend off attacks in the entertainment industry. The net effect, however, will only embolden Catholics, as well as their friends in other faith communities."

Does he have a point? What did you think of Nicki's performance?

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