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Catholics lash out at ‘vulgar’ Nicki Minaj Grammy show

By Andrew Jones
Monday, February 13, 2012 16:22 EDT
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Hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj. Screenshot via CBS.
 
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Catholic bishops have finally found someone to be more upset with than President Barack Obama.

In a statement issued Monday afternoon, The Catholic League condemned hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj for her controversial performance at the Grammy Awards over the weekend.

Minaj staged a mock exorcism while performing her song “Roman Holiday.” She also appeared on the Grammy red carpet with a man dressed up as a Catholic bishop beside her while wearing attire resembling fictional character Red Riding Hood.

Catholic League president Bill Donahue expressed his disapproval over the performance in a statement.

“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,” he said. “Finally, ‘Come All Ye Faithful’ was sung while a man posing as a bishop walked on stage; Minaj was shown levitating.”

He added: “It’s bad enough that Catholics have to fight for their rights vis-à-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.”

Minaj has yet to comment on the Catholic League’s statement.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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