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AMP Music Minute: Nicki Minaj Stand By Grammy Performance, Beyonce Working On New Music And Adele Wants To Take A Break

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[photogallerylink id=134676 align=left]Nicki Minaj has been taking a lot of flack from just about everyone for her daring yet odd (and maybe even ill-timed) exorcist-themed performance at this year’s Grammy Awards.

But she is standing by her decision to perform the song as well as present it the way she did. Good news is that Grammy producers are standing with her!

“The Grammys chose ‘Roman Holiday.’ The producers of the Grammys came to the studio and I played them ‘Roman Holiday,’ and I could not play them another record after they heard that,” Minaj revealed. “They went crazy. I could have chosen to do a no-brainer pop song, but I can’t do it anymore. I have to stay true to what I’m doing.” 

Minaj also cites this as the performance where she felt “most comfortable” and it seems she credits that to getting the chance to work and, more importantly, rehearse with Madonna.

“Meeting Madonna changed my life. Working with Madonna changed my life. Rehearsing with Madonna for two weeks changed my life,” Minaj professed. “I saw how much Madonna sacrificed and how much she rehearses and rehearses and rehearses and rehearses, and everyone there was like, ‘We got it.’ But she was like, ‘No, I want you to know this choreography in your sleep.’” 

In fact, the Head Barb in Charge has nothing but good memories and life-long lessons of her Half-time cameo with Madonna and M.I.A. “This performance was it and this is the first performance that I’m proud of in my entire career,” Minaj said of her Super Bowl experience.

Well it was pretty dope!

Nicki has two brand new songs out right now. “Roman Holiday” and “Starships. Check the latter below.

Nicki Minaj “Starships”

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