Grammy Producer Regrets Nicki Minaj's 2012 Exorcism-Themed Performance

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

Nicki Minaj has undergone a drastic change in physical appearance since hitting it big with the colossal success of her debut and sophomore albums.

While promoting her current release The Pinkprint, Nicki has adopted a more natural look, discarding the multi-colored wigs and wacky costumes that many fans had become accustomed to.

Although Nicki’s peculiar days are far behind her, Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich has chosen to revisit that time in the star’s career, singling out her 2012 Grammy performance of Roman’s Holiday.

During the performance, Nicki manically tackled Catholicism and exorcism, angering many – and confusing others – in the process.


Speaking with Hits Daily Double, Ehrlich had the following to say about the former American Idol judge’s performance:

I was not proud of what we did with Nicki Minaj three years ago. I thought that was a disappointment both in terms of what we did and to an extent what she did. I’m not going to absolve us of any responsibility, but it just wasn’t good. If it had been controversial and good, I think I would have been proud of it. But we probably let out the string a little too much on that one.”

We wonder why Ehrlich is speaking out now and whether Nicki will respond to his remarks.

Check out Nicki’s 2012 Grammy Awards performance below.

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