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Watch This: Nicki Minaj’s Bizarre ‘Roman Holiday’ Performance from the Grammys

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Guess we’re on a controversial highway to hell here this afternoon, guys. Remember how I said that Nicki Minaj did this weird Catholic-possession-themed performance later on in the evening last night? She did. And here it is in full effect.

What I want to know, though, is why people actually like this girl. Rather, her performances and her music. She could be a delightful lady, I don’t know. I don’t really care. The only thing that I can focus on is the weird faces, the painful performances, and the odd voices. I just don’t get it, and maybe that makes me old or stupid or narrow-minded, and that’s completely alright with me.

I mean honestly, you had Minaj’s performance last night, which, in my opinion, dragged on far, far too long than it should have (and how it ended? What the hell.), but then you have a fabulous duo like The Civil Wars, who get, what, an entire thirty seconds of air time and they do stuff like this:

And this:

And, you know, like this?:

Obviously, their original stuff is way good, too, but that’s aside from the point. If you’re not Nicki Minaj or Katy Perry or Rihanna – generally speaking – then you’re just a tiny blip on the radar of musical entertainment, but hey. To each his own, I guess; isn’t that what it’s all about?

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  • I totally agree. They give all the air time to untalented “entertainers” and no time at all, to the real musicians. I hate that I even wasted time watching it, especially seeing them celebrate Chris Brown. Yikes.

  • I’d love to know what she only sang portions of the song (which was apparently its debut, I read?) and had a recording do whatever she didn’t. It almost seems like she forgot the lyrics, or at least it looked that way. Still bitter about the horrid underuse of The Civil Wars. I was so jazzed when I thought they were doing Barton Hollow live. Also I totally remember wearing that style of alb as an altar boy way back when. Nostalgia trippin’.

    • she paused during the song to give the effect that “roman zolanski’s” personality was breaking through her, roman is the part of her that brings all of the hate and anger out.

  • WOW nicki minaj sounds like shit! first time hearing that gawd awful voice… i don’t want to hear it again.

  • I only discovered the Civil Wars a couple of months ago and bought the albun about two weeks ago. It has become my new musical obsession. I listen to it every day. Their harmoies are achingly beautiful.

  • I’m not so concerned about the performance or the “show” she put on as I am about he god-awfull voice! UGH!!! She’s a very good rapper, but she should NEVER sing again! That was scary!

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