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Her Name is Onika, But You Can Call Her Nicki

Her Name is Onika, But You Can Call Her Nicki

Let me be honest, I don’t like it when people say I should not be a [huge] fan of Nicki Minaj because of her ”vulgar language” or ”bad image” – I don’t agree with it. We are all entitled to our opinions but I don’t like it when people try to change mine. I think Nicki is an amazing woman with an incredible story behind all of her bright wigs, loud lyrics and fame. I’ve mentioned this in a previous post before.

UPDATE [16/02]: I’m at work right now and went out of the office to make a call. I was putting my phone away and Nicki’s ‘Roman’s Holiday’ – what she performed at the Grammys – started playing… and my phone was on silent! How Scary! Ha ha!

Did you guys watch the Grammys on Sunday evening? I did not because it aired live on Monday morning at 3am in South Africa and I was going to work so needed to sleep. A lot of people asked if I saw Nicki’s performance. I did not. I finally watched it today and was a bit surprised by some aspects of it but enjoyed watching the entire performance as a whole – Nicki should consider acting, seriously. Well, she graduated with an acting major if I am not mistaken.

Nicki showed up to the event in a red hooded gown and with a man dressed up as the Pope – very unexpected even for her… very Gaga-like. Her performance? There was tons of fire, a confession at the beginning and a man dressed like the pope. Nicki levitated in the air and made some references to the Catholic faith… it was called ”The Exorcism of Roman’‘. I don’t see why people watch these performances and have their minds so restricted to any type of creativity or art. This would not be a shock if Lady Gaga did something similar – then again, everyone had a field day with her music video for ‘Judas’… there’s nothing left to point out. Heck, this performance was a tad bit creepy (in a cool way) but I also thought it had a very artistic approach. I enjoy all of her performances anyway.

Bill Donohue of the Catholic League questioned in a press release if Nicki is ”possessed” – how harsh. She is letting out her creativity.

A lot of people may not like me for saying I enjoyed this performance, but I don’t care.

Away from the Grammys, I’ve got ”Starships” on repeat – Nicki’s new single. A lot of people keep saying it is very different, but I feel it can be in the same category of ”Superbass”. I love her line where she quotes from Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Get. The. Song. Now. I tweaked the lyrics to make it a cool blog title, it’s actually ”My name is Onika, you can call me Nicki”

Starships were meant to fly
Hands up and touch the sky
Can’t stop ’cause we’re so high
Let’s do this one more time

So, what did you think of Nicki’s performance at the Grammys? Be as honest as you want to be. Are you a fan?

  • February 15, 2012

    I didn’t watch the Grammys, I have Twitter for that now. I get play-by-plays for important tele events that way now, at this point I should just dump cable. -laughs-

    To be honest, I haven’t listen to like, any of Nicki’s music. My brother thinks of her as ‘The Lady Gaga of colour’ and I found that silly (and a little bit true, considering what I’ve seen her wear. XD)

    She is however, a very talented lady. 🙂

  • February 15, 2012

    I’m not much for awards shows, but I did hear about her performance. I’m all for art and creativity as long as it doesn’t promote hate or hurt, so I’m usually cool with any of the Gaga (or whoever else) performances.

    *sigh* The Catholic League often represent a very conservative view, and, even as a Catholic myself, I tend to disagree with many of their statements.

  • February 16, 2012

    I dislike it too when people tell me how to feel about Nicki Minaj. Honestly, they do have their own opinions and that’s just that – it’s THEIR opinion. I like her too behind the wigs, behind the gorgeousness (= but, that’s what makes her Nicki. You know? I agree. I like her, personally.

    Aside from the storyline, I LOVED the performance! She’s still so beautiful. And, she did a awesome job! Is she possessed… really?! haha! c’mon now. But whatever. I enjoyed it. I’d thought people would have more to say about HER performance but people had about CHRIS BROWN’s performance. Gosh. He didn’t even do anything wrong. IT’s just the fact that he beat Rihanna. Oh man. People don’t believe that he should move on. You don’t hear Rihanna bitching about it anymore. Errr.

    Anyways, I wish you could’ve seen the Grammy’s. It was good. But just wanted to stop by & say hello. Happy Belated Vday!

  • February 16, 2012

    I did watch the Grammy’s and Nicki Minaj’s performance. I’ll be honest, I did think the performance was a little creepy and weird, but it was well pulled off and rehearsed. You can’t say that she doesn’t have talent, she definitely does. Besides, you have to admit it would be fun to be able to dress up in all those crazy outfits. 😛

    I’ve only listened to a couple of her songs, and I don’t really like or dislike her. I’m not sure why other people feel the need to force their opinion about her on you. If you like her, you like her. If you don’t, you don’t. We all have our opinions and that’s what makes us unique.

  • February 16, 2012

    Haven’t watch the grammy’s but i think she did absolutely great! I love her music! Whatever people say be it but as long as she don’t step other people. I’m a fan! 🙂

  • February 17, 2012

    I’m glad Nicki Minaj exists because it’s so fun trying to rap to her songs. I’m definitely a fan of her, but of course, being a fan doesn’t mean I’m suppose to like everything that she does.

    I was a bit disappointed by her Grammy performance. I thought everything was just really messy, and I found it really uncomfortable when the dancers were sort of grinding on the altar boys with their legs spread out open. It was just gross.

    It’s quite clear that Minaj is influenced by Gaga in that performance, which is cool, but it simply didn’t feel original. I wasn’t in shocked (in a good way) or WOW’d. I think Minaj should stick to her cute Barbie routine. Lolz.

  • February 17, 2012

    Sorry, I cant type much(at school),love the blog post though. I love how you described her, she id an amzing woman, I nevr liked her music though but this song blew me aawy!

  • February 17, 2012

    OMG! I Wanna watch her performance!! 😀 I guess I have to stream it over at youtube instead.. (I wish they have a copy there) 🙂 I think Nicki is cool.. I don’t hate her for doing that performance at all.. I think it’s still ART and for entertainment purposes only 🙂

  • February 17, 2012

    i did not watched the gramy, the photo looks it was good. i am not her fans but i’m curious to her after reading your blog. she is beautiful but si always consider the attitude.

  • February 17, 2012

    I have nothing against Nicki, she’s very good and a strong woman. I like some of her songs but not all because I don’t like rap so much, it’s tiring to hear. I watched the Grammys and I liked her performance but not the song:P But that doesn’t mean I hate her.

  • February 17, 2012

    haha Nicki Minaj! I actually did not see her performance since I don’t watch the Grammys (or the other award shows). But I’ve seen pictures of it. I like Nicki Minaj 😀 I know a lot of my friends dont because she’s so “different” but I like her voice and her wigs lol

    But what is up with all these religious-inspired music performances/music videos? It’s really creeping me out. It seems too much.

  • February 22, 2012

    I’m a HUGE Nicki fan myself! Nice to see that there are people around the world that love her as much as I do!

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