Nicki Minaj called in to talk to Ryan Seacrest about the Grammys. She spoke about that very strange outfit she wore to the Grammys (a red, hooded dress, peep the photo below) and the Pope look-alike she came with, as well as her performance of "Roman Holiday" at the Awards show and the meaning behind it.  She also talks about the Super Bowl incident with M.I.A., Madonna's influence, and her new single "Starships," dropping tomorrow.

On the outfit & religious figure she was accompanied with Nicki says, "He [Roman] is a major part of the story and the movie that I'm writing about one of my alter egos, his name is Roman, and basically the relgious figure is there because he is called on by Roman's mom to rehabilitate him..that's pretty much it."


She says that her performance "was the most comfortable I've been on stage my entire life," and it was not because she was barefoot. As well, she reveals that the Grammy's chose "Roman Holiday," and she could have chose to sing a "no-brainer, pop song." She also says Roman is just one facet of her brand, and not all performances will continue along that vein. On Madonna, Nicki says that meeting Madonna and performing with her changed her life. Listen to the entire radio clip above.