This was a crazy weekend in the music industry. From fallen icons to Nicki Minaj dressed as Little Red Riding Hood being escorted by the Pope.
Yes, you read that correctly.
You expect certain celebrities to go right for the jugular and hit you with some sort of shocking behavior, but Ms. Minaj took things to a whole other level at this weekend’s Grammy Awards.
After her weird walk down the red carpet, things got even more um… random.
I guess offending the entire Catholic church once wasn’t enough. During her performance…
Well, if you haven’t seen it, I’ll let you watch it yourself:
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Okay, I’m not going to lie – her performance was entertaining, and the girl can rap; but she took things just a little bit too far. Priests and dancing monks? If she had gone with a straight Christian theme and had Jesus and his 12 disciples up there crump dancing she would’ve been burned at the stake. Nicki, by all means make a statement, but why must you offend?
For your insensitivity and annoying need to “make a scene” Nicki Manaj, we crown you our NON Celebrity Role Model of the Week.
Whitney Houston’s death shocked many people. For it to have happened one day before the Grammys was nothing less than traumatizing to the music industry as well as morbidly poetic.
In an interview with Pierce Morgan this past Sunday, Chaka Khan reflected on the terrible loss and in my opinion said some things that I think a lot of people were scared to say.
On the night of Whitney’s death – in the same hotel room – with her body only a few floors away – Clive Davis moved forward with his annual Grammy bash. Chaka Khan’s opinion? It never should have happened.
“I thought that was complete insanity,” Chaka Khan said. “Knowing Whitney, I don’t believe that she would have said ‘the show must go on.’”
Chaka continued by questioning Clive’s motives for continuing on with the party, saying:
“I don’t know what could motivate a person to have a party in a building where the person whose life he had influenced so enormously and who’s life had been affected by hers…I don’t understand how that party went on.”
I personally agree with Chaka Khan on this. I understand that the party has always been a tradition – But with the woman’s dead body floors away? Chaka, although not in attendance, said that half of the party goers were crying and the other half were partying. Chaka, I’m with you… “pure insanity”.
For having the guts to say what needed to be said, and to have done it with class and grace, Chaka Khan, we proudly crown you our Celebrity Role Model of the Week.
Tune in next week for more celebrities you love… and love to hate.