Nicki Minaj made waves with a Catholic church-inspired performance of Roman's Holiday that was condemned by the Catholic League.

Perhaps the most vulgar part was the sexual statement that showed a scantily clad female dancer stretching backwards while an altar boy knelt between her legs in prayer, Catholic League president Bill Donohue said in a statement on Monday.

The Hollywood Reporter's Tim Goodman called it an ungodly bad performance and British paper The Telegraph said it was the

night's most bizarre/headscratching performance.

Minaj ignored the negative comments on Monday, saying her fan base understood her.

It's the most comfortable I've been on stage in my entire life...I could have chosen to do a no-brainer pop song but I can't do it anymore, I have to stay true to what I'm doing, Minaj told Ryan Seacrest on Los Angeles Kiis-FM radio show.