I was originally going to write about my recent experience over the weekend with SoundHound, Shazam and Quora, but in light of the veritable explosion last night over the Grammy awards, I had a change of heart.
If you didn’t see the Grammies last night, then you missed (yet another) lackluster awards show.
But if you were patient enough to sit through three hours of the music industry’s self-congratulatory adulation, and LL Cool J’s (awkward and painful) attempt at charm and wit as the night’s host, then you might have witnessed what was undoubtedly the most exceptional event of the evening: Nicki Minaj.
Nicki’s Minaj’s performance of Roman’s Revenge received the WTF!? Award for it’s sheer theatrical lunacy.
Titled “The Exorcism of Roman,” Minaj channeled her demonic alter-ego for a crazed, out-of-pitch, barely intelligible five-minute performance, which ended with her floating mid-air above the stage.
If you didn’t see it, please accept my apologies for posting it here:
The response on the Twitter-sphere was almost unamimous: Nicki Minaj was wilding (and her performance was garbage).
Here are a few choice Tweets.
While I’m sure that Nicki Minaj fans will say that this was the greatest Grammy performance ever (they’re drinking the Kool Aid), the rest of us, who don’t have our heads up Nicki’s (allegedly) surgically augmented derrière, would likely beg to differ.
I can say this much, about her performance, Nicki Minaj pulled out all the stops.
To what end?
That remains to be seen.
But if Nicki’s intent was to get people talking…mission accomplished.