Jo Piazza over at Fox News has written a report that suggests that pop stars are using satanic imagery to gain media attention.
Piazza uses recent the recent controversy of Nicki Minaj’s Grammy awards flop and Minaj’s apparent alter ego.
The pop star continues to feed into the buzz machine and has even gone so far as to explain that she believes a demon named Roman lives inside her.
“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.”
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.
This leads me to the question as to whether or not this is satanic or just a good ol’ case of self-absorption.
The article mentions how artists like Minaj and Lady Gag-Gag are coat-tailing on the successes of bands like KISS and others.
Yet, I think the quartet of dudes in face-paint pales in comparison to some of the crap in the current cesspool of anti-culture.
I don’t quite get the idea of playing exorcism or playing possessed as entertainment. However, to a culture that is so mired in figurative fecal matter this stuff is apparently attractive. What’s a little more smeared on when you’re wearing so much of it already?
Now I’m not calling to burn anybody at the stake because it’s hard for me to really believe that these performers really know what they are doing (in terms of soul cost). At the same time, this re-affirms why Catholics need a stronger voice in the arts culture. The love affair with the sewage-run-off called Popular Culture is a telling sign of a culture that rejects objective truth and order.
We’re living in the secular society that believes in relativism and chaos. It is no surprise that the “art” that is popular reflects that mindset. What is important to ask is when do these acts cease to be acts?
It’s quite possible that they have already become something more than attention and money grabbing vehicles as the article suggests. Furthermore, this continues to cast light on the problem of hip-hop culture writ large. It’s not liberating anyone.
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into Hell, Satan and all the other evil spirits, who wander throughout the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.