And of course, by “fatwa” I mean “snippy press release.” Here’s go-to guy Bill Donohue:
Nicki Minaj, fresh off looking like a fool with Madonna at the Super Bowl, showed up last night on the red carpet at the Grammys with a guy dressed like the pope. This was just a prelude of what was to come.
Minaj’s performance began on stage with a mock confessional skit. This was followed by a taped video depicting a mock exorcism. With stained glass in the background, she appeared on stage again with choir boys and monks dancing…
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.
Donohue then threatened Minaj with death and vowed to scour the infidel offices of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences with cleansing flame. Just kidding, he just said she sucks and he doesn’t like her. That’s what he does, that’s the process: Celebrity mocks Catholicism, Bill Donohue puts out press release, everybody moves on. Nobody gets an axe in the chest, nobody’s building gets bombed, everybody just gets on with their lives.
Is there a more tedious, toothless form of “rebellion” than slamming the Catholic Church? She might as well have mocked the Republicans. Ooooh, edgy.
Here she is. I made it through the first couple of minutes, right up until the part where she started… I dunno what you’d call it. Singing?