I think most people expected Nicki Minaj‘s performance on The Grammys last night to be something unique but I don’t think anyone expected what happened: a premiere of Nicki‘s new song Roman Holiday, with exorcism references, priests and levitations. Yeah.
This morning, Nickiexplained her performance on the Ryan Seacrest Show. Or at least tried to. Nicki said that her alter ego Roman has been around for 2 years and this performance was a coming out party, if you will.
“I had this vision for Roman… People around him tell him that he’s not good enough because he’s not normal and he’s not blending in with the average Joe… He wanted to show that not only is he amazing… and he’s confident but he’s never gonna change, he’s never gonna be exorcised.
Oh. OK. Well. I mean. Alrighty. I just remembered being really confused about what was going on. Her singing and rapping…her blond lacefront…the exorcism. Apparently Nicki is going to also create a movie about this character and has been talking to director Todd Williams. I’m a little afraid. Check out her performance, after the jump…
Ashanti, is a brave woman to go on Good Morning America to sing I Have Nothing by Whitney Houston. The only song I like by Ashanti is Foolish, and before I watched this video I braced myself for the worst case scenario. Not trying to be negative, it’s just been an emotional weekend, and I watched three hours and fifteen minutes of the Grammys last night.
I’m still in shock over Whitney Houston‘s sudden passing. I had family members calling me over it. The last time that happened over a celebrity death was with Michael Jackson and I still cry over that. But upon hearing about Whitney‘s death, the people over the Grammys scrambled to gather people to agree to do a tribute for the legendary singer.
Jennifer Hudson and Chaka Khan were scheduled to perform but at the last minute, Chaka dropped out. She tweeted the following:
As I grieve the loss of my friend and “little sister,” I don’t feel it appropriate to perform at this time. Continue to pray for the family.
I completely understand her decision and probably would feel the same, if I were in her shoes. So Jennifer took on the tribute by herself. And I loved it. It was perfect. She was visibly shaken at times but made it through. Check out the video, when you continue…