Nicki Minaj Praises God But Raises Hell


Nicki Minaj, the first female solo artist to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 list at the same time, announced today the first set of dates for her “Pink Friday” concert tour.

The 29-year-old Trinidad-born rapper, who now makes New York City her home, is perhaps best known for the bump and grind she performed this past February while sharing the stage with Madonna during the Super Bowl half time show.

She was no less provocative last month in an appearance on ABC’s “Nightline” when she said that she contemplated killing her father when she was younger.

In a follow up interview, published in Great Britain’s Guardian newspaper, explained why she didn’t follow through with her murderous thoughts: God saved her and her family.

Her father had been a drug addict, Minaj recalled. He was abusive toward her mother, threatening violence, she said, “whenever he would have a real bad outburst.”

Minaj’s dad enrolled in rehab. He and her mother “started going to church a lot,” she said, “and he got saved and started changing his life.” Her parents have enjoyed a happy married life ever since. And Minaj attributes that to God, whom she calls her “hero.”

Well, it’s uplifting to read the rap star’s testimony about her parents. The problem is, while she is praising God for His divine intervention in their once-troubled lives, she continues to raise hell in her own life.

Indeed, Minaj sees nothing ungodly about releasing music – like her latest album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,” which dropped in March – that, as the Guardian put it, “out-filths the boys.”

She sees nothing perverse about dressing up (or should I say down?) like the “Stupid Hoe” she raps about on her latest album, while wearing a Chinese tattoo on her left arm that reads shangdi yu ni chang zai , which means “God is always with you.”

Nicki Minaj represents that she’s a Christian. But there’s nothing Christ-like in how she’s chosen to use the talents with which she has been blessed.

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6 thoughts on “Nicki Minaj Praises God But Raises Hell

  1. Craig Matthews on said:

    It’s awesome how there’s always “Christians” who decide to know a person’s heart and relationship with God.

    In a world where the word “Christian” is despised due to the hate and judgement passed onto others by so-called followers of Christ — where fanaticism reigns and so-called Christians are more likely to yell “burn in hell” than “Jesus loves you,” it is refreshing that an artist as popular as Minaj isn’t afraid to let her faith be known, and shares that with her millions of followers, not only showing that a “Christian isn’t the stereotypical Ned Flanders nor the venom-spewing hater that has now become a definition of what the world views as “Christianity”.

    If you’re comfortable in your conservative ideology, fine, but please don’t expect that that’s right for every other Christian.

    • The Scripture states: “You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles?” Nicki Minaj appears on stage and in videos scantily clad in attire generally associated with prostitutes. And the lyrics of her songs are sexually explicit and rife with profanities. That may fit your brand of “Christianity,” but there’s nothing Christlike about it.

    • Sam Burke on said:

      If someone sins that’s one thing, but she promotes it. I can almost guarantee you she is not saved. The not judge verse is a favorite of liberals. I do not judge her, but trust me God does. As for your view about what’s right for you, God tells us how to be saved and if you reject it you go to hell as we ALL deserve. Good works are for not. If I murdered someone and I told the judge that he should let me of because I do charity he would laugh. I deserve to go to hell to. Jesus loves all of us tremendously, which is why he died on the cross. No it is not refreshing to see her talk about her faith. It is insulting, and I would rather she said she is a Satanist. Of course she would have a lot less fans…

      • Sam Burke on said:

        Actually I am showing a lot of love. I hope someone sees this and decides to be saved. I pray for Nicki Minaj every day. I don’t want her to go to hell. Or anyone. We all deserve it. I condemn sin not out of judgement, but out of love. I am worried about teens who are sexualized by her music and videos.

  2. Arcee on said:

    Depart from me you worker of iniquity for I never knew you.

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