I’ve never been a Nicki Minaj fan. Ever since her rise to popularity, I’ve found her annoying at best and downright aggravating most of the time. I think she does the absolute most constantly with the least, and I do my best to stay clear of her music. I can proudly say that only line I know from a Nicki song is “I’m a motherfucking monster!”
I’ll admit that I’m not the most open-minded person musically. I haven’t updated my iTunes since like 2010 and I’m okay with it. I stick to what I like and most rap isn’t what I like, but I can at least tolerate most artists (if they aren’t Waka Flocka Flame). BUT Nicky grinds my gears like no other. She’s like 25 gimmicks in one. A fake British accent, crazy faces, outlandish costumes, screaming like a banshee for no reason and this barbie persona of hers. We get, Onika. You are different. WE. GET. IT. COLORED. GAGA.
Now. What brought on this fresh round of rant about Nicki is that performance of hers at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. In case you missed it or need a reminder, see below:
What the hell was that??? No seriously. Someone tell me what that was supposed to be. I know it’s titled the “Exorcism of Roman” but what is the point? That atrocious 5 minutes of foolishment and extradom hit the dougie on my last nerves. While watching it, my stank face would not go away. AT ALL. And afterwards, I was wondering what the heck I just watched, and if I had to repent for watching it. I wanted to write a letter to Jesus, telling Him that I do not support Nicki’s antics. Whatever that was, I was not approving of it.
Like I said on my recap of the Grammys on Ebony.com, I felt like Nicki Minaj made us all honorary members of the Illuminati because we watched that performance of hers. I’m betting Lil Kim is somewhere laughing her ass off and prepping a subpar diss record to kick Nicki with. Somebody should have thrown tomatoes at Onika and booed her off that stage.
And in case you wondered why you felt like this was a rejected Lady Gaga set, you aren’t crazy. The creative director of this raggelly performance is LaurieAnn “Boom Kack” Gibson, who used to work with Gaga. Boom Kack was responsible for that epic fail and I need her to have a seat right next to Nicki. And then apologize to us all.
Artistic license be dambed to the pits of Minaj hell. That performance was just awful. All I took away from it is that Nicki shaded the Catholic church, made a bunch of wonky faces and can lay very rigid on some ropes. I would like to drop off Nicki Minaj in the Land of Abandoned People. I’ll even help her pack her Dereon duffle so she can leave quicker. I AM OVER HER/IT.
So… what are your thoughts on the performance? And do you think Nicki’s overstayed her welcome?