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Nicki Minaj’s Rendition of Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise’ Will Stop You In Your Tracks

Thanks to A&E for making this moment occur

As Pigeons and Planes points out, Nicki Minaj delivered a show-stopping rendition of Maya Angelou’s classic, essential “Still I Rise” as part of A&E’s Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. The rapper’s tones, her inflections, her pauses, her accentuations: it’s all stunning and perfect and fitting with the evening’s mission. Watch below, and find the full Shining A Light on A&E on November 20 at 8 p.m. EST.

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