Nicki Minaj brings a Pope-alike as her red carpet date

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Nicki Minaj (R) arrives at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Jason Merritt

Singer Nicki Minaj arrives at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles.
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(CBS) Nicki Minaj had an interesting red carpet date at the Grammy Awards Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Minaj, donning a red-hooded Versace gown, walked alongside an older man dressed as the Pope.

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The rapper made a grand entrance, reminiscent of Lady Gaga showing up inside an egg at last year's Grammys.

The religious-looking figure also appeared in a pre-taped segment that aired during the show. In the clip, he shows up at a house to perform an exorcism. Minaj's live performance included a slew of religious imagery, which has already sparked a flurry of reaction online.

Tell us: What did you think of Minaj's get-up?

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