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

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18:  Rapper Nicki Minaj speaks onstage at A+E Networks "Shining A Light" concert at The Shrine Auditorium on November 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for A+E Networks)

Nicki Minaj spoke to the crowd by reciting Maya Angelou’s famous poem ‘Still I Rise’ , she made an appearance on A&E’s Shining Light Concert….

According to VIBE

for Progress on Race in America,” where she recited the award-winning literary work. “You may write me down in history/ With your bitter, twisted lies/ You may trod me in the very dirt/ But still, like dust, I’ll rise,” Nicki states.

The network’s special was geared towards raising funds for United Way Worldwide, an organization aimed at installing educational facilities worldwide, and aiding disenfranchised communities that lack proper health awareness. The airing, which premieres on Friday at 8 p.m. on A&E, also hosted performances from John Legend, Miguel, Tori Kelly, Pharrell Williams and more.

I’m sure ppl in the audience was sitting there like

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