Nicki Minaj has responded to critics who thought her Grammys 'Roman Holiday' performance was blasphemous, calling it simply "theatre".
"What I do is art", she told ExtraTV, adding: "I am painting a picture and if you don't like it you don't have to look…"
While the singer claims she would never do anything "purposely offensive" — like sticking up her middle finger — she said: "I stand firmly behind my Grammys performance because I wrote it."
Defiantly she continued: "I'm not gonna write it in a monastery and do a performance in a circus. The story had to be told."