At the Staples Center in Los Angeles Sunday, Nicki Minaj confused the audience then amused and then just plainly angered them. The reason is because the "Super Bass" singer, 29, was on the arm of a man dressed in a Pope-inspired outfit while she donned a dramatic red satin gown and cloak by Versace complete with matching red gloves.
Then, an exorcism. Viewers stared at their TVs, slack-jawed and unsure of what exactly they were watching. The religious response to Minaj’s performance will surely be furious — the Catholic League is likely firing up its angriest press release yet — but fans’ reactions were fast and frank. They had no idea what sort of spectacle they had just witnessed, but few of them liked it. Read some of the funniest fan tweets, after the jump.
"It's the egg moment of the year," E! News correspondent Kelly Osbourne said of Minaj's look, while referencing Lady Gaga's dramatic incubating entrance at last year's GRAMMY Awards.