The Moment: Walking down the red carpet at the 2012 Grammy Awards with the "Pope" and then performing an exorcism of her alter ego "Roman Zolanski" during the actual show
The Date: February 12, 2012
The Controversy: Do we really have to explain this one? Catholic groups were up in arms about Nicki bringing a fake "Pope" to the awards with her. And, music fans were appalled by the completely bizarre mini-movie that she debuted during her performance slot. Even the Grammy producers tried to distance themselves from her after this one.