Nicki Minaj Performs "Roman Holiday" At The 2012 Grammy Awards

The Harajuku Barbie debuted a new cut during this year's ceremony.

Nicki Minaj debuted her newest single "Roman Holiday" during the 2012 Grammy Awards.

With an exorcist theme, the performance began with the Young Money rapstress confessing to a priest to the tune of "Roman's Revenge," switching to a video clip where she channeled Linda Blair from The Exorcist. Then, the Harajuku Barbie ripped into "Roman Holiday," levitating in the air as she rapped to the cut.

Watch the performance below.

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114 Comments

  • Anonymous

    WORST PERFORMANCE I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE ON ANYTHING OMG FUCK THIS STUPID NIGGER HOE

  • Tori

    I really luv dis song!!!!!

  • Tesha

    If you don't like her why waste you time. While you spectate her money duplicates.

    • Anonymous

      they are haters this is how haters operate they something negative about what they hate or who they hate and i think its because they are jealous because they are not in the spotlight and they wish they were the ones making that money instead of the celebrity makes you wonder if there is something mentally wrong with them!

  • Anonymous

    what the hell is with her. i liked her before now im ???? myself

  • chihuahua0

    I liked it, actually.

  • Anonymous

    worst grammy's performance ever -.- just like someone else said, nicki is a pop star who raps, not a rapper. This was just sad and offensive

    • JD

      that dont make no damn sence.. shes a pop start not a Rapper? 1. Thats a RAPPER! And 2. Have you not heard basically anything she has made?! I think Shes A Pretty Bad ass Rapper!! JUST SAYINNNNNN!

  • wow..

    this shit was so bad i developed AIDS from watching it

  • Awful

    I feel sorry for my ears and eyes

  • andy

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  • JC

    She is so damn wack it hurts

  • Jis36ngrewuphiphop

    Slavery by another name; the story of blacks in the 19th century being arrested after the civil war on and charged an convicted on spurios charges, then leased or sold as laborers to various entities a practice that lasted well into the 20th century! Sounds like what happens when u catch a felony! Amerikkka is so beautiful! Now free niggers are arguing over musicians and mc's Malcom, Fredrick, Martin, Huey, h Rap, Marcus would be so proud! Read your 13 ammendment

  • YM KILLA

    THIS BITCH MUST DDDDDDIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I HATE THIS BITCH WITH A PASSION CHOKE ON A DICK AND DIE

  • Jungle

    hip hop is dead - Nas is the prophet

  • Shareef

    You guys are some f*ckin haters I dont see you up there doing that shit so shutup she did her thing and it was a show and thats entertainment! I loved it She kept my eyes glued to the tv for the whole performance unlike the rest of the performers that night! Go Nicki!

  • The Illuminati

    Stop Nicki, your making us look bad smh -_-..

  • Jis36ngrewuphiphop

    Please stop destroying hip hop please! Even slim n baby said nikki gar-bage was a pop star who happens to rap! So please just pop already! Salt, peppa, monie, latifa, sweet t, yoyo, kim, lauren, remy etc. didnt work hard for mad years to gain respect in the rap game so sum dumb bitch could come tear it down! If u see nikki beg her to stop making this wack shit! If u love hiphop culture not just the music beg her to stop please!

  • Anonymous

    When her next album sells half of what the first one did she'll know why. Even Lady Gaga look confused.

  • Anonymous

    we need TECH N9NE at the grammy

  • Anonymous

    too bad cause i think nicki does have some talent as a rapper, however she seems to want to go the pop route. i probably wasn't as offended as i should have been (the church covering up child molestations offends me more)

  • Anonymous

    Damn bro!! No bueno..

  • Anonymous

    Just plain awful so sad that with all the great rap this year this stupid hoe performed

  • smh

    Nicki Minaj may have just delivered the worst grammy performance of all-time. I dnt watch too many of the Grammy shows but her song/performance was jus horrible. She's tryna be way too different, dis alter-ego shit needs to stop. Hopefully her fans call her out on dat performance, it was terrible smh

  • Anonymous

    Are you fuckking serious u clown leave this website and never come back

  • Anonymous

    Yes all true but it's still is an awful song

  • Anonymous

    WOW THIS IS SUM REAL ILLUMANTI SHIT..Y You GOTTA SELL YO SOUL TO GET RICH.FUCKING IDIOTS

  • Claydavis

    Yes, yes this sh*t is horrid. Totally unwatchable garbage. The question now is who gets fired for this disaster?

  • mel

    I THINK PEOPLE ARE MISSING THE WHOLE POINT OF THE PERFORMANCE, ROMAN IS HER CRAZY/POSSESSED ALTER EGO. THE PERFORMANCE WAS AN EXORCISM OF ROMAN TO GET ROMAN OUT OF NIKKI'S BODY. I THOUGHT IT WAS REAL CREATIVE N CLEVER. ESPECIALLY BEING ABLE TO SPIT UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES. I THINK PEOPLE WERE JUST SO SHOCKED N SURPRISED AT THE VISUAL THEY MISSED THE POINT N STORY LINE OF THE PERFORMANCE. #OH WELL!

  • Anonymous

    These mutha fuckas gonna get enough of playin with all they lil black magic and shit on all the unsuspecting sheeples....

  • Anonymous

    Stupid Hoe. Make some porn and get lost!

  • slick

    fake or not nikki got the best tits in the game

  • Anonymous

    That was the worst piece of trash i've ever watched. I purposely went to bed before this performance last night because I knew I wouldn't be missing anything. Damn, Nicki is terrible. Missy, Eve, please bring something back. This fool is making female rappers look like clowns.

  • Bob

    I've never seen so much work go into the performance of a trash ass song.

  • Anonymous

    Her delivery and flow is crazy. the hook is kinda whack, but the actual verses were cool.

  • thought dog

    These artists are actually part of some secret cult or are really taking advantage of conspiracy theories to push their terrible music these days.

  • ken

    can never see myself buying a nicki minaj album

  • Bruce_Lee_Jackson

    Shock value...nothing more, nothing less. But as usual, no substance. I'm not surprised she didn't win Best New Artist. In the end, it comes down to how good your work really is, not how much you're played on the radio.

  • John-Boy

    Nicki is gonna regret letting them turn her into nothing more than a circus side show. Her popularity is gonna die down really quickly. You won't survive long with horrible music and mutated faces as your main selling point.

  • Mandy Sandy

    hahaha. i see yessir, so icy boi and dentaldamboy r all silent now. ymcmb got zero grammyz, while jay-z! and kanye leave wit a total of five. more money in jay!'z and kanye'z pocketz since more people gon buy there album since they won. happenz every year, da winnerz alwayz get an album salez boost. no boost for ymcmb. yall niggaz prolly cryin ur eyez out rite now. oh and nicki minaj'z performance fuckin sucked. RN/GM BITCH!

    • Greg Focker

      i fucks with the throne but wayne headed towards double platinum and nobody catching up to him even with this "boost" or whatever shit you just made up. are you delusional or just in denial? and who cares either way. all of them have more money than you. maybe you should worry about ur own pockets fam you sounding kinda stupid right now.

    • Anonymous

      "more money in jay!'z and kanye'z pocketz since more people gon buy there album since they won. " wait what? im not taking sides but young money move the most units. why not just give credit fopr their awards instead of fabricating shit and pocket-bragging on another niggas behalf ? are they cutting you a percentage or something why you so worried about money when all them niggas filthy rivh anyway? you sound mad dumb. this coming from a jay and kanye fan

  • Anonymous

    why is is satanic when a musician does it but when a movie does niggas say its dope

  • NEGRO

    DAMN NICKI IS A BEAST!!! TOP 5 RIGHT NOW...THE ONLY PART THAT SUCKED IS THE CHORUS, BUT THAT HOT ASS BITCH CAN SPIT!!! I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR HER RAPPIN WHILE EATING HER ASS OUT!!!

  • Steph

    You call it a performance, I call it an embarrassment.

  • Anonymous

    dude. Nicki needs to fucking realize that her singing sucks bigger dick than she does in general lmao

  • Anonymous

    I don't understand any of this 'artistry', if you can call it that... When Yeezy does what he does the messages or subliminals are atleast possible to find, but she repeated the same lines exhaustingly....

  • mgeeze

    just horrible..i am all for theatrics..but the song and the performance was whack..#nickigetbetter

  • Anonymous

    She should have just performed one of her well known better songs. It was pretty bad.

  • Anonymous

    Damn!!! So Wack !!!!! Damn

  • Kaz

    They really should create a grammy for best Traditional Hip Hop. But i'm happy with selected winners(especially Bon Iver) except for Best R&B Album, R Kelly should've won

  • Kaz

    Epitome of a wack performance, a disgrace to hip hop, she should focus more on her rhymes...

  • cano

    the performance is satanic plain and simple.

  • fuck young money

    God, give us whitney back and send this cunt to hell

  • ItsTheTruth

    Imagine this: 2012 Grammy Performances: Kendrick Lamar - HiiiPOWER Big K.R.I.T. - The Vent J Cole - Lost Ones It's too bad television is used to dumb people down and brainwash society. It's as if the Industry is saying "These dumb sheep, they'll accept anything. Let's see how far we can take it, we'll give them Nicki Minaj, Lil B, Soulja Boy, etc and see if the masses still buy their music. I mean I would feel like a low human being listening to mainstream music. Radio been stayed off. We're made out as a mockery to the ppl really running the show. To young kids who support these new artists, you'll understand it when the next generation of music is even worse that justin bieber and them.

    • Kaz

      dude, stop naming Soulja, he ain't relevant no more and who's Lil B ? Nicki is gonna lose with her stupid gimmicks as soon as Missy and Eve drop their album in 2012

    • Anonymous

      jesus christ stop bitching nigga. not everybody has to like the shit you like. we dont wanna hear this crying shit nigga. go listen to rock music or something. spare us your tears.

  • Godson

    Fuck this nazi pop!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    that shit was trash. a fucking abortion of a performance. period. i'm confused about what people needing to support "real" artists has to do with nicki's performance being wack as fuck. she has a pop/rnb/pre-pubescent little idiot following that is vastly larger than that of the typical hip hop artist good/bad/or indifferent. not to mention all the neo-fags on here who support her. so me and every "real" hip hop fan in the world could go and cop blu's entire catalogue off off bandcamp, it's not gonna make a difference. he's never going to make it to the grammys unless he starts making songs for the katy perry, rihana, beiber fans that nicki is so clearly targeting. that's the whole point of going pop and doing coonery - you get an audience, platform and $ you wouldn't otherwise get. hence, this bullshit performance at the grammys. just because some shit sucked and we all say it doesn't mean that it's hate. it might have actually sucked and flip side of that - if anyone that disagrees is bitter, a hater etc.. then anyone who supports must be a dickriding stan, no?

    • Doombot

      Co-sign. These punks talk big shit about supporting artists that will never make It to the grammys until they rid themselves of their integrity and soul. Fuck That! Dudes like you and I actually buy into our favourite artist, It doesn't mean they're going double plat anytime soon. Fucking sheep ruining the essence of Hip Hop. Its most certainly no conspiracy that labels have loop holes around buying back units.

  • lucifer

    I feel sorry for this girl, she is being used to put out occult messages that she has no understanding of. Do you really think Nicki comes up with these lyrics, concepts and designs? Dressed as the whore of babylon accompanied by the pope? She is being controlled and no money in the world is worth that. not to mention that the music is trash

  • Anonymous

    Ayo! Whats worse this or Vanilla Ice?

    • Anonymous

      this is a million times worse. and vanilla ice was a flash in the pan. these wack niggas live for years now before anybody has a problem with it. hip hop culture was robbed from the people, i hope you faggots are happy.

    • John-Boy

      I would bump Ice Ice Baby over this shit any day.

  • Martin Leyhe

    if your complaining hip-hop is dead and its all whack.. please stop complaining and just support the artists who are left that are still ill..

    • SCHWARZ

      THEY ARE SHOWIN' U WHO IS HOT AND NEXT WITH HEAVILY PAID MEDIA BUDGETS, U AIN'T PICKIN' THEM THRU SUPPORT AND ACTUAL MUSIC. WE KNO' U AIN'T GETTIN' THE GIST OF IT. Y'ALL GONNA SAY THE SAME THING WHEN KREAYSHAWN IS ON EVERY MAGAZINE COVER AND EVERY WEBSITE AND RADIO STATION THIS YEAR AND BIG KRIT GETS LITTLE BURN? OR U GONNA PARROT THE SAME BULLSH!T YA BEEN SAYIN'. NOW SIT THERE AND HUMOR THE WORLD BY SAYIN' KREAYSHAWN IS A BETTER RAPPER THAN KRIT AND THEREFORE DESERVES THE PROMOTION.

    • Anonymous

      do you have any actionable evidence that record labels like young money buy their own albums? do you have anything incontrovertible and undeniable beyond conspiracy and theory? if not please stop talking about number fixing and all this other bullshit you read on the internet because an artist you didnt like sold more than you would have preferred. im so sick of these conspiricists.

    • Jai

      You say support your favourite artists but number fixing always defeats real facts and figures. So If you support, know why your supporting, Its definitely not to get your fav artist to the grammys! Lol.

  • YESSIR

    YOU CLOWNS CRACK ME UP THE REASON YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST AINT SELLING IS BECAUSE YOU NIGGAS IS BROKE AND WONT BUY THEY ALBUMS OR GO TO THERE CONCERTS. IF YOU WANT "REAL HIP HOP" WHATEVER THAT IS GO SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST

  • cuzo

    that shit was trash. you just might be a bitch ass nigga if you think otherwise. it's cool to get crossover love and money, but goddamnit man... are there no fucking limits. weird shit isn't always creative. sometimes it's just weird shit.

    • atlien

      20 years from now people will look back on that as the punctuation mark on the end of hip hop.... weirdos, drugged out zombies, and ambiguously gay rapper are gonna dominate the next decade or so... you new niggas suck

  • Anonymous

    funny how the niggas that dont even buy their favorite artist's album are always the first niggas to complain about this shit. and the same niggas who were saying they dont watch the grammies are the first to watch them and post a comment. no one cares about you niggas, you dont even support the artists you like why the fuck should anyone cater to you? bitch ass niggas? as for the performance....its cool but im not a fan

    • Greg Foceer

      @ anon above me seriously no one cares about voting. why are you copy pasting shit that is not even what people are discussing. i cant stand people who rant about irrelevant shit stay on topic. the point was if you claim to support someone - you do so with action. most these hip hop heads just sit on their ass complain, but refuse to active supporters. obviously the point of the analogy was that people show support but voting for people they believe in. it was a very clear analogy. you just od'd on the details. even did research on some lame shit. learn to grasp the concept of an analogy.

    • Anonymous

      The Electoral College consists of the electors appointed by each state who formally elect the President and Vice President of the United States. Since 1964, there have been 538 electors in each presidential election. Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the Constitution specifies how many electors each state is entitled to have and that each state's legislature decides how its electors are to be chosen. U.S. territories are not represented in the Electoral College. The Electoral College is an example of an indirect election, as opposed to a direct election by United States citizens (such as for members of the United States House of Representatives). Critics argue that the Electoral College is archaic, inherently undemocratic and gives certain swing states disproportionate influence in selecting the President and Vice President. Proponents argue that the Electoral College is an important, distinguishing feature of federalism in the United States and that it protects the rights of smaller states. Numerous constitutional amendments have been introduced in the Congress seeking to alter the Electoral College or replace it with a direct popular vote; however, no proposal has ever passed the Congress. ^^^ WHERE'S THAT "people vote for the candidate they want to be lead by" SH!T U WERE TALKIN'? MY POINT STANDS, U AND HIM DON'T KNOW HOW SH!T GOES. HIS ANALOGY IS FLAWED AND UR STANCE IS SHAKY.

    • Anonymous

      ^ that was a dumb ass response. people vote for the candidate they want to be lead by. if you refuse to vote for whatever reason you have no right now complain. you're missing the point of his analogy anyway. stop digressing into politics no one is even arguing about that. the point is if you're too stuck up to participate then you dont deserve to have a voice. period

    • Anonymous

      ELECTORAL VOTES, NOT POPULAR VOTES DETERMINE THE PRESIDENCY IDIOT. THAT ALONE IS ENUFF TO SHOW THE WORLD U DON'T KNOW SH!T ABOUT WHAT'S REALLY GOIN' ON BUT U GOT A WHOLE LOT TO SAY ABOUT IT.

    • Jerry

      I agre. these fake ass elitist hip hop head don't even support hip hop as an artform yet they're the most opinionated and hateful towards it. old "send me the leak" ass niggas. you're like people who complain about who gets elected into office every 4 years but they're too lazy to even vote. old sideline ass niggas thinking they can call the shots. NOPE

    • SCHWARZ

      DA FCUK A BUYIN' A CD GOTTA DO WITH IT? Y'ALL THE DOWNLOAD ERA TALKIN' SOME BUY A CD SH!T, FOH. J COLE HAD 500K SUPPORT HIM, Y WE COULDN'T SEE HIM DO HIS NEXT SINGLE INSTEAD OF THIS BULLSH!T? THAT'S Y WE SAYIN' THIS HIPHOP SH!T IS DEAD, WE CAN SEE THEM PUSHIN' AN AGENDA. CAN U C IT? I WOULDA RATHER SEEN THE COP DO A SONG AND GIVE MEEK MILL SOME MAJOR EXPOSURE THAN THIS FLAGRANT RIP-OFF OF HER MONSTER FEATURE.

    • Nikki's Surgeon

      Supporting your favourite artist = 100 000's of sales max The Label buying back your units = Priceless

    • ETK

      preach to the choir brah

  • Hip Hop Revolution

    I say we all start a music revolt and tear down the offices of these pussies running the industry. Then we take this fags and hold them for hostage with our only demand being that we want Hip Hop back.

  • Jis36ngrewuphiphop

    Damn shame i used to love hip hop! I grew up break dancing, doin my graffiti thing taggin up I was a real fan, now i dnt know what the fuck this is! Damn shame hip hop is dead!

  • Anonymous

    I dont like Nicki but the whole excorcist thing was intresting This generation is mad pussy tho so expect all the bible thumpers to be crying tomorrow morning about it Cool performance if you watch it on mute tho

  • mav

    They put this bullshit on national television?? Get some real artists

  • JPipe

    After watching that I think Nikki could have a nice acting career. Matter of fact she needs to start auditioning b/c her gimmick is almost up.

  • Anonymous

    no talent hoodrat making a mockery out of hip hop music for gay boys and drugged whites. bitch is a disgrace. thanks for all these updates, really boosting the morale over here. rap is finished.

  • KRS ONE

    hip hop will never be the same..........shit is going to end up like disco

    • Rakim

      ayo where is Nas at? I owe that nigga 100 dollars, fuck I didn't think hip hop would end up like this, this quickly.

  • Anonymous

    it was really good and really bad at the same time. Like the performance saved it but the audio part came out horrible.

  • dj charlie hood

    she ripped it. although, i don't like the church thingy. it's too much for me. and too deep. besides that, Minaj biggest hip hop act now. amazing how she has turned the hip hop game on its head.

  • daviddanielz

    Ayo! LMAO! What was Nicki thinking with that performance? What did she think she was Madonna? hahahaha It was bad, really bad.

  • YESSIR

    I TOLD YOU IT WAS A 2 HOURSE RACE BETWEEN NICKI AND BON IVER FOR BEST NEW ARTIST AND THAT BON IVER WOULD PROB WIN. YOU BACKPACKERS THOUGHT J COLE HAD A CHANCE NOPE NOT AT ALL THAT CD WAS A WEED PLATE BON IVER IS THE GUY WHO MADE SURE KANYE CD SOUND THE WAY IT DID. BON IVER IS ANOTHER ONE OF KANYE GHOST PRODUCER DO YOUR RESEARCH LITTLE KIDS KANYE AINT DOING SHIT BY HIMSELF HE STAY NEEDING HELP BON IVER PRODUCED FOR KANYE HIS NAME JUSTIN VERNON CHECK THE CD KNAYE GAVE HIM SOME CREDIT BUT NOT ENOUGH

    • NOSIR

      J.cole had just as much of a chance as nicki and bon iver u idiot anybody could have won it's not always the most popular and overrated artists that get the grammy a good example of that is last years grammy when most people thought it was going to be either drake or justin bieber who got the grammy for best new artist and it turned out to be esperanza spalding a jazz artist won the grammy so u never know who will get the award until they call their name u can't just say one nomatied artist has no chance every nomatied artist has a chance to win understand

    • THC

      Yo just go away already dog, your not funny, you don't annoy anybody, your just here to be here. Go find a new hobby or some shit, your just embarrassing your self. For real though do something productive with your life, I'm sick of seeing people wasting space on this planet. May God have mercy on your wack ass soul.

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