Nicki Minaj Recites Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise’


Watch Nicki Minaj rise.

Big names in music like John Legend, Sia, Alicia Keys, Ed Sheeran, Zac Brown Band and Miguel gathered for A&E’s benefit show Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America on Wednesday (Nov. 18) to promote racial equality and raise money for United Way Worldwide.

Nicki Minaj was also in attendance, and read Maya Angelou’s 1978 ‘Still I Rise’ poem.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history’s shame, I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain, I rise

The network released her bit ahead of the show’s television debut on Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. Watch below:

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