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)
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Singer Nicki Minaj arrives at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles.

(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.

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