Fox News reports on music artists who use satanic imagery to drum up controversy, with particular reference to Nicki Minaj who staged a fake exorcism during the recent Grammy awards. Observers often suspect rock stars of satanic association but rarely does one hear a popstar describe themselves as having a demon. Nicki Minaj says
“His name is Roman. Basically, the religious figure is there because he was called by Roman’s mom to rehabilitate him. That’s pretty much it,” she said post-Grammys. “I had this vision for Roman. I had this vision for him to be sort of exorcised. People around him tell him he’s not good enough ‘cause he’s not normal, and he’s not blending in with the average Joe. People around him are afraid because they’ve never seen anything like him. Not only is he amazing, sure of himself and confident, but he’s never going to be exorcised. Even when they throw the holy water on him, he rises above.”
Roman also shows up during shows and recordings as an alter-ego:
“And while her statements may be dark, bizarre and have religious groups up in arms, they have translated to massive sales for Minaj. Her album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” debuted at Number one last week with an impressive 250,000 album sales.”
Christian Post though reports on Nicki Minaj tweeting on Christmas Day, and the role church has played in her family. Regardless of whether Minaj actually has a demon, simply believes she has a demon, or creates characters to deal with her issues, these examples show that celebrities have belief systems and spiritual conflicts which influence their music and stage performances.