My goodness, she did.
I have something to get off my chest. And I figure I’ll do it here, for the world to see. I MISSED THE GRAMMYS. Whew! Feels good to get that out. And regardless, I caught up on what I think is the most important part– the fashion that came down the red carpet.
As with all award show looks, there were lots of hits (anyone see Rihanna’s outfit, which she helped design?!) and horrible, awful, distasteful misses.
Now, I’ve always liked Nicki Minaj. I think she’s a good rapper with a cool voice. Nicki has had LOTS of “interesting” looks throughout the years. She’s arrived in outfits with stuffed animals attached to her. Every hair color you could image (including all at once). But this. AH. This has put me over the edge. Nicki showed up in an eye catching red Versace dress. A disastrous one, making her look a little “Red Riding Hood”. Now, this is bad enough. The dress gives her no shape while confusing people about what she’s trying to represent. What realllllllllllly sent people over the edge though, is who she showed up with.
No, wait, she arrived with an old man dressed as The Pope. WHAT?! Yes, Nicki caught attention for this ridiculous stunt. The wrong kind of attention. Nicki, her date, and their outfits made no sense. Not even with each other! “Oh, hey, it’s just The Pope and Red Riding Hood, hangin out.” Super weird.
If Nicki did this just to get publicity, it worked. Maybe even worked against her. In my opinion, she’s already famous and didn’t need to (and just plain shouldn’t) be pulling stunts like this.
Couldn’t they have at LEAST shown up in the Popemobile?!