By Pat Stacey
I watched some of the Grammys the other night as I was drawn to several of the promoted performers and the Glen Campbell tribute along with everything happening around Whitney Houston's death.
But then, it happened, the ridiculous performance by Nikki Minaj. It should have offended any person of faith whether Catholic or not and it brought the whole surprise finger flipping Super Bowl fiasco with M-I A back to mind.
But the difference here is that Minaj's performance was approved by The Recording Academy which puts on the Grammy production.
I am further convinced that these things rarely happen without design and, in this case, the design was to infuriate and influence.
There is no doubt in my mind that this type of music is created to grab a young audience and inspire them to rebel against the pillars of our culture and listened to enough, they will succeed.
Ours kid need to have the freedom to be exposed to a diversity of music and art forms but surely, they can develop culturally without this type of trash. Unfortunately, once something like Minaj's garbage is out there, it is out there to stay. So my fault lies with the Recording Academy and the Grammys for trying to be everything to everyone.
Either pick your identity of being a program that honors true performers like the Beach Boys, Glen Campbell and Paul McCartney along with current artists or decide to be something destructive.