Watch: Nicki Minaj Performs Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise’

Published: Thursday 19th Nov 2015 by David

The late Maya Angelou was honoured by the rapper Nicki Minaj yesterday evening at the Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The event was launched to raise awareness around America’s issues with race and saw Minaj pay tribute to the artist by performing her poem ‘Still I Rise’, also the name of one of the rapper’s better known numbers from her critically acclaimed mixtape ‘Beam Me Up Scotty.’

Press play to hear Maya through Minaj below…

Unfamiliar with Ms. Angelou’s work?
Hit the 16 minute 51 mark below…

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  1. Fancy BISH November 19, 2015

    Beautiful poem! Nicki was reading off the teleprompter…she tried tho lol 🙂

    • truth(Janet is QWEEN, was a hot MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) November 19, 2015

      This flop BIITCH is so irrelevant now she has resported to poetry kii!!!

  2. HailBeysus November 19, 2015

    KIII my comment of ?????? was deleted seriously!?!?! Yet y’all allow comments of People STANNING for ISIS stay???? LMAO!!

    • truth(Janet is QWEEN, was a hot MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) November 19, 2015

      U Biitch

  3. Leah@ November 19, 2015

    We have missy, foxy, lil kim, eve, all these talented girls.

    And the USA really cares about – this fake boobs, fake b***, SKIN BLEACHED, faker and kim D_ick rider.

    She is talentless.

    • Bonnie0489 November 19, 2015


    • Faf November 19, 2015

      Kim boobs mouth nose ass cheeks and lips are fake

      • truth(Janet is QWEEN, was a hot MaDINOSAUR is a flop! Deal!) November 19, 2015

        Yo mammy puusssy fake.

  4. Nickiara Keys November 19, 2015

    Queen like the pheonix she rises

  5. Bonnie0489 November 19, 2015

    I really dont like her anymore she has fallen off.

    She’s holding on by a thread still trying to remain popular and her features all sound the same.

    • Bey-Minaj November 19, 2015

      Yea bandwagonists really do fall off after awhile. ????????????

  6. Nicki’s baby November 19, 2015

    Y’all are all just so angry.

  7. Eno November 19, 2015

    rapping about c_u_m swallowing, smelly fat d_i_c_k_s, wet dirty loose p_u_s_s_i_e_s, c_r_a_p_p_y a_s_s_e_s and them h_o_e_s fits her the way better.


    “You wanna a freaky girl, welcome to Nicki world,
    Ni-Ni-Ni-Nicki world, Ni-Ni-Ni-Nicki world
    Umm let me think, what can I do to kick it off
    How bout I c_u_m all on your d_i_c_k and then I lick it off…
    I mean sumthin so funny when it get soft,
    I lyk to play witt it, squeeze it lyk a stress ball
    He said he lyk to hear the sound of me slurpin it,
    Turn off his phone cause’ them h_o_e_s keep chirpin it
    Tell me that I got the fattest p_u_s_s_y in the whole world
    And if I let him eat it I can be his O’ Girl,
    F_u_c_k I look lyk turnin down sum head,
    I mean dats sorta lyk a bird turnin down sum bread,
    You can eat it lyk a treat, you can squirt it, you can skeet,
    I’m a freak I love to beat,
    Juss don’t get none in my sheets
    But everytime I pop the c_o_o_c_h_i Gucci start choking (and)
    Now I’m kinda scurred I got a feelin Gucci stalkin me
    S_e_x game kinky, n_i_g_g_a_s call me pinky
    F_u_c_k a president, I am Nicki Lawintzky”

    Indeed, Hallelujah much.

    • Ciah’s Turtle November 23, 2015

      Yea.. cause this is all she talked about once she became mainstream right?

  8. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans November 19, 2015

    This was nice, Nicki, but please stop paying your new single dust and perform “Tr*ni Dem Girls”. It’s not fair that the fans care more about you winning than you do. It’s the perfect Caribbean-influenced pop song, so please promote it if you want your first #1.

  9. Barb-wire November 20, 2015


  10. The Thief Strikes Again November 20, 2015

    So Nicki is a writer but she can’t write her own poem? Is there anything this woman won’t steal? She is fraud personified.

    • Ciah’s Turtle November 23, 2015

      lmao you sound so damn stupid. You don’t thinki “Still I Rise” is a fitting poem for a “Concert for Progress on Race in America” ?? silly c***

  11. another bty day something ain’t wrong November 20, 2015

    That nice but she need to come better then this

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