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Grammys 2012: Nicki Minaj Performs Musical Exorcism of 'Roman Holiday'

February 13, 2012 (8:21 am) GMT
The Young Money femcee delivers a theatrical performance which involves the exorcism of her alter ego, Roman Zolanski.
Grammys 2012: Nicki Minaj Performs Musical Exorcism of 'Roman Holiday'

reintroduced her alter ego, Roman Zolanski, during the 54th annual Grammy Awards in a creepy way. Introduced by her labelmate , the femcee performed her new song "Roman Holiday". The spooky set opened with her sitting in a booth with a Pope-like man while rambling about "feeling pretty."

The scene switched to a taped scene where she has gone mad. The situation prompted an old woman who's in the house with her to call a Pope. Back at the Grammy, she's strapped to a table, but managed to escape the bound. The pope returned to recapture her as a haunting version of "Come All Ye Faithful" was sung by backing vocalists.

Nicki Minaj walked empty handed that night. She was up for Best New Artist, but lost it to . She additionally vied for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album, but had to give them up to . The G.O.O.D Music rapper won the former category through his duet with in "Otis".



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